Monday, March 24, 2014

Under a Month Until The Boston Marathon

In less then a month, I will be in the town of Hopkinton awaiting the start of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Wow! Did I just say in less then a MONTH?! I can't believe it is just around the corner. I am so excited for the physical and mental challenge of 26.2 miles. I know I can handle the challenges of completing a marathon. But, this year's mental challenge will be different. 

As April 21st quickly approaches, I've been playing over and over in my head how am I going to manage my emotions. I still have no clue. I get all choked up when I talk about it to people. Hell, the images of what I witnessed last year are still so vivid. Like it was yesterday. I know I will finish the .1 mile that was taken from me last year. How I'm going to hold myself together is a totally different story. 

On another note, my training is going well. I will soon be tapering my runs. I've been nursing a tight left gluteus/ hamstring muscle. Sometimes it feels great and other times, well, it just a big pain in the ass! 

I have set some pretty big goals for this year and Boston is at the top of my list. I'm looking forward to checking it off as done. 

Thanks for taking the time,