Yep -I’m running another Marathon in two weeks – Hello Richmond!
Hello Richmond! A few weeks ago I ran my first Marathon (Baltimore). It was an incredible experience and I was thrilled to be a marathoner. I was happy with my Baltimore run but deep down I wanted to do better. For the first time in my brief racing history I struggled both mentally and physically. I finished the marathon in 3:58 which was under my stretch goal of 4 hours, a great accomplishment that I’m really proud. Those who know me well know that I don’t settle for mediocrity and I will continue to push myself both physically and mentally. I wrote a post a month or so ago about finding the wall and crushing it. I don’t feel like I crushed the wall in Baltimore. Obviously, I want to improve my time from Baltimore but honestly my main goal is to just stay strong the whole run. I will be thrilled with a better time but that is not my focus. I’m already more relaxed with one in the books and I’m hoping to live in the moment a little more in Richmond. I feel fit and the lessons learned from Baltimore are fresh in my mind.
I love the race weekends and I’m excited to be heading south in a few weeks. Tamara will be running the 8k and then darting in and out of parts of the city cheering me on. I’m so thankful to have such a supportive partner and friend.
We r runners – we r marathoners and we r looking forward to a great weekend in Richmond – T-minus 10 days!