Today was my last run in marathon training. A great 2 mile run -it felt really good. Regardless of what happens Sunday I survived the training. I would do it again in a heart beat. Yes I said that.
I was sad when I was done because like I told you after I hated Marathon training I like it a lot. Here are some things I will miss about marathon training.
I will miss eating whatever I want whenever want. I found that I was hungry all of the time but could not eat very much of anything. I didn't have to worry about what I ate and I could eat all the carbs I wanted. My metabolism was revving all the time. I will miss that very much.
I will miss having a mental focus to place all my stress. A lot has been happening in my life these days-they've all been good but they all mean stress. It was nice to be able to focus all that stress on the marathon training. Oh no! I have a paper due, but I'm really worried about that 15 mile run this weekend!
I will miss the fact that for the first time ever I like the way my legs look. When I was a cyclist I had these huge muscles. I've always had thick legs-but running made wearing shorts a breeze all summer.
This is not how I look in shorts but hey! I wasn't going to show my legs to you!
I will miss not having to do anything on Sundays because I had my long run and then I was recovering by not wearing makeup and putting on sweats and taking a 2 hour nap.
A short little 5 mile run won't merit that laziness-I mean recovery for me.
But most of all? I'll miss marathon training.
See you on the other side!