So I think I am done fretting over trying to find another marathon. I was just wanting to hold this fitness level and try to apply it to another race BUT I have come to realize I need REST and will have to start that TRAINING journey all over again when I want to take the 26.2 plunge again. Thanks for everyone's advice and encouragement!!!
Yesterday I tried to run for the first time since last Saturday and COULDN'T. The pain on the top of my foot is still there so I STOPPED and walked. Can I say it takes so long to get places when you walk. During that walk I did come to the conclusion that I should be OVER the MOON HAPPY with my results!! Huge lesson is enjoying moments! I got a SUB FOUR!! That is crazy!!!
So many things went GREAT for me on race day so I have a lot to be HAPPY about!
My fueling went great!
No bathroom stops!
Tummy felt great the entire run!
Family were able to see me several times!
All that other STUFF (weather, lack of H2O, etc) was out of my control at times and that is where I feel like I have grown as a runner for the NEXT TIME!
So please forgive my NEGATIVE venting and panic from the last post! I am grateful and thrilled to have had the courage to even consider marathon #2 and that my I am healthy and strong!! Thank you God!
I think I will be on the REST wagon for awhile longer and then I will try to RUN again!
I KNOW that there will be another MARATHON in my future. I told myself I wanted to at least do three so I can give a medal to each of my children...when I am old and gray and telling stories of my running journeys to my grandchildren!
I BELIEVE that I can get that 3:45 one day and I am going after it!! I learned so many things from my Coach but what will stick with me the longest will be to always BELIEVE!!
Speaking of BELIEVE....HUGE CONGRATS to Marlene @ Mission to a(nother) Marathon! Go check out what she just did!!