Sunday, February 5, 2012

Doubt

Only 40 days until race day! With February being such a short month, the calendar is starting to scare me. With only 6 weeks left, that means only 5 long runs/workouts left. While my focus has not been on long runs, my last two attempts at running have ended badly.

While there are many reasons why my runs have not been going well and logically, I know how to fix those reasons to improve on my next run, doubt has begun to set in.
Doubt that I am not training enough, doubt that I am not eating the right foods, doubt that my runs are not fast/long enough and doubt that there is no way that I can make it through 26.2 miles. (oh and doubt that I won't raise enough money!!)

Running is such a intra-personal sport.  Even when running with a group, running is something that is fueled by only your mind and body. Only YOU can get your feet to move faster and farther. Only YOU know when too much is too much or when enough is not enough. And this is one of the many reasons why I love to run. It is only me that I have to depend on and only me that will responsible for failure or success. There is also no better feeling than lacing up my shoes, finding a good Pandora station and hitting the pavement for 1 mile or 10 miles.

So while doubt is building up as race day comes closer, I know that only my actions can crush that doubt. Only my ability to use what I know to prepare myself will improve MY runs. And while time is of the essence when training for a marathon, tomorrow is another day and another training opportunity. While today wasn't as great as I would have hoped, tomorrow will better and I will be one step closer to my goal.

Donation update:
I am getting so close!! Thank you so much to those who have donated! I am at 61%! Click here to get me even closer! A special thank you to my latest donors:

Steve Berrones
Olivia Mendoza
Aida and Henry Berrones



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