A full marathon….cause I’m fully crazy.

Someone needs to start taking my credit card away from me on paydays.  Not because I buy clothes or go out to expensive dinners, but because I can’t stop registering for races.  First it was the Cherry Blossom 10-miler…then it was the Back on my Feet 5 miler…and now it’s the 2014 Baltimore Marathon.  Yeah…they have a half and a 5K….but go big or go home.

Last year, leading up to the Philly Marathon, I just didn’t have it in me.  I just didn’t feel like it and anyone who has done a distance run knows that if your heart isn’t in it, there’s just no point.  A marathon is so much a mental game that I feel like doing a 20 mile training run isn’t for your endurance as much as it’s for your peace of mind that you can actually accomplish this stupid idea you had.  I was actually really proud of myself that I was ok with saying “I don’t want to do this anymore, so I won’t.”  Ever since my dad made me stay on my 4th grade basketball team even though I completely hated it, I haven’t really been a quitter.  The going gets tough and while I might not “get going” I normally don’t run in the opposite direction.  I knew that if I truly didn’t want to do it, I didn’t have to.

Then, a few weeks ago, my friend Steph and I started toying around with doing a different marathon this year.  I love Philadelphia, but it would be nice to run a race without knowing each step of the course and having it programmed in my mind.  Steamtown was an option but I couldn’t pass up running around Inner Harbor and Fells Point, two places I loved as a kid and still enjoy.

THEN I realized it was hilly and now I’m having a mini panic attack.  But I will survive.  I’m upping my incline on my runs at Unite and I’ll be sure to work in some more hill work during training.

I haven’t quite found a training plan I love, so please let me know if you have any suggestions!

244 days until Race Day!!!

 

4 thoughts on “A full marathon….cause I’m fully crazy.

  1. Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In February 10, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    YOU GO LADY!!! Some day I will do a full, maybe 2015. 2014 is the year of the halfs (and a triathlon!)

    • annibanani2 February 10, 2014 / 2:17 pm

      Let me know where and when and I’ll join you!

  2. snflynn86 February 10, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    That’s awesome!!! You have so much time to train, you got this!I am training to do a half right now.,… Id like to get to a full marathon someday. 🙂

    • annibanani2 February 10, 2014 / 2:18 pm

      Good luck with your half-marathon training! It’s my favorite distance. As long as you commit to the training, I have no doubt that you’ll rock a full marathon in the future!

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