Not that running a marathon is easy, but I think that the training part is the hardest. Once you are on the start line, you just gotta do it-- but it's a lot harder getting home every night and motivating yourself to get out and run. I guess I need to keep in mind that the big race will be a lot more "enjoyable" if I just suck it up now in preparing.
|my first triathlon (I needed the waterwings so I wouldn't die trying to swim)|
Other highlight of my running life: I got a Garmin GPS watch! Best purchase of the year award, right there. I feel so much more free to just run where I want to and be able to do loops to get water or gels and actually be able to keep track of my distance and pace and everything. For reals, if you are an outdoor runner and ever feel like buying yourself the best present ever: Garmin 305. It's way cheap on amazon.com.
I'm more than halfway to the marathon distance, and still 18 weeks out, so I guess that's a good sign. I have a half marathon in a week and a half which I think will be a great tune-up race. So long as I don't bust something up and keep motivated, I should be good to go.