Marathon Nerves

The sun has set on the 9th day of March. And I am 10 days away from my marathon! 😬😬

It’s getting a bit scary but also so excited to think about.

I get asked A LOT, why I’m even bothering with running a marathon. In fact I’ve even had people tell me I shouldn’t or flat out tell me not to.

I know it can seem so strange to someone else who is looking at my journey from the outside, but that’s ok. I know nobody else will get it.

Because I do this for me.

This journey is just for me.

So when I am in pain, sore, my feet hurting, my back hurting, I feel like my whole body is stiff and I can’t bend at the knees. I remember WHY I’m putting myself through this torture.
Because I want to see what I can do when I put my MIND to it.

I remind myself that,

Running a marathon is a test of what you can accomplish if you want to…if you are willing to take the time and don’t quit. Sure there are lots of other ways you can test yourself, but doing a marathon is one of the most challenging I have found. When it comes right down to it, you have to do it by yourself. You may be running with hundreds or thousands of other people, but it’s still up to you, the individual, to do it. There is an element of finality to it. There is a start and finish, and in between you just run. That’s when you find out who you are and what you’re made of. Most people don’t even give themselves that chance.