I am linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice for March’s Runfessions.
I am not very good at keeping secrets. Especially when it is happy news. But, I runfess, I have been keeping something very big from you all for the past couple weeks.
Yes, you read that correctly, I was accepted into the NYC marathon. I can not remember the last time I was this excited / nervous / happy /emotional /scared / overwhelmed. (And if you are wondering, I got in through the lottery for those living abroad).
Yeah, I was blown over by the news.
I didn’t announce it to the world because I needed time to digest, think things through, or even not think things through as I didn’t want my mind muddled. I didn’t want to lose focus on the Paris marathon because I really need to concentrate on this last home stretch before April 3rd. But some friends & family started putting the pressure on about hotels selling out, plane ticket prices, etc. So, I had to make travel plans, anticipate vacation, find affordable accommodations … so life has been a little overwhelming. Tapering for Paris and planning for NY ? A bit much !
Even if of course I wanted to get in (else why would I have paid 11 dollars to participate in the lottery), I never thought I would get in. I haven’t even run one marathon, why would I even think about doing a second one ? and NY at that ?
Of course I am over the top excited about this once in a lifetime experience but it has been a little too much for me to handle so I have really pushed it into a corner of my brain, and I will dig it out AFTER April 3rd. (and yes, of course I am going to do it !)
Now that that is out there in the world of social media, onto thoughts leading up to the big day (D – 9 days now).
I runfess…. I am actually GLAD it is taper time. AND I am looking forward to some downtime after the race. As much as I love running, I feel I am reaching a level of saturation. Its ALL I think about.
I runfess…my social life has taken a
small big hit. I am looking forward to spending time with friends, having a nice glass of wine or staying up late without obsessing about how it is going to affect my next run.
I runfess…I have lost a little bit of my muffin top. I have no idea if I have lost any weight, because I don’t weigh myself anymore, but a tiny bit of muffin top has gone away. Yeah.
I runfess… my whole 2016 race schedule has been thrown to the wind now that I have a second marathon on my agenda this year. I had a nice destination race on the calendar for May but all the travel is taking a toll on my personal finances. So we will see. Seriously, I might have to miss this :
I runfess… I have already started stalking the weather for April 3rd. Initially announcing some sprinkles, it now looks pretty sunny. Just. NO.RAIN.PLEASE.WEATHER GODS. 18 degrees Celcius is 70 degrees Farenheit. A bit too warm, but better than rain !
I runfess… if there is one thing I am really nervous about before my race, it is getting sick. I know that is probably extremely irrational but I am never sick. And so many people I know have been sick this year…. I am just praying it stays away for another 10 days !
And finally, when it comes to the Race Shirt conundrum on Tuesday’s on the Run this week with Marcia, Erika and Patty, I runfess… although I had signed up, I could not run the Paris half marathon March 6th because I was traveling for work. I was very tempted to go pick up the race packet, including the shirt, which were handed out before the race. I figured if I forked over 50 bucks for a race, I deserved the swag. Finally, I didn’t do it. But I seriously thought about it.
What would you like to runfess this month ? Do you think I am crazy to run 2 marathons in a year ?