Darn it. Once again, it has been more than a month since my last post. Somedays, I really want to be dedicated to this place. Ok, most days I want to be dedicated, but right now, time seems to be pretty slim. I get time to write early in the morning before my long run (if I was to bring my computer home) or late at night after Addie is in bed and J is out (like right now).
J is in St. Louis this weekend for a work function. Yep. A work function on the weekend... I guess that is what happens when you are pretty important, right?
Regardless, it is just over three weeks to Chicago. When this post goes live tomorrow morning, I will be out on my last long run prior to tapering. I have 22 miles on tap, which is my longest training run ever. I repeat. EVER. Obviously, I have run two full marathons, so I have run longer than that on a training run. And once I ran 22 miles in approximately 36 hours (the Bourbon Chase). But at the same time, that obviously is not the same. So I am nervous for sure about this, but I know that I am more than capable, more than prepared.
And I need to reread that sentence above a few more times... I am more than capable. More than prepared.
That has been the absolute biggest struggle for me this training cycle. Something happens that is discouraging (a less than stellar run, when my back pain was so bad it wrapped around my chest and I couldn't breathe, etc.) and then I was completely discouraged and checked out. If you follow me on twitter, you will know that only 2 or 3 weeks ago, I was completely done. Completely over it. I pretty much cried my way through this and told myself that I had no reason for doing this, I didn't know why I punished myself by signing up for another marathon, etc, etc.
But I have managed to get out of that funk. That is something that I really would like to write a post about soon. I think I need something to really flesh out all of my thoughts on that, but suffice to say, Coach Jenn has been a HUGE help at getting me over this hump. And I feel really good going into the weekend.
Hopefully I will be able to write you a weekly update that give all of the information about what a kick-@ss 22 I ran... But for now...