So...yesterday, I posted about needing the Another Mother Runner's June Challenge because I don't have a race to train for...
Well, that's not accurate information anymore.
I'm still doing the June Challenge, but....
Wait for it....
I registered for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon! October 21, mark your calendars!
Why did I register for another marathon? No, I don't feel the need to have a redemption race after my Cleveland disaster. No, I didn't have extra cash burning a hole in my pocket. (Although, that would be a lovely problem to have....)
I registered because I want to. That's the only reason I have. This is kind of news to me: I love marathons. I love pretty much everything about them (although I could do without chaffing). I love waking up at before the crack of dawn to run, especially with my friends. I love obsessing about meals, outfits, hydration, fueling and pooping. I love training plans. I love the feeling of strength and determination--feeling like I can conquer anything that comes my way. I love running 19 miles and wanting so badly to stop but knowing I won't until I get to 20. Even if it means running.past.the.car.
I've registered for two marathons before this one. Both times when I clicked that little register button, I was terrified. Deer in headlights. On the verge of vomiting. (I'm pretty sure all of that is normal, by the way...)
This time, it was completely different. I have butterflies. I'm excited. I'm thrilled! I can't wait to tell everyone. I can't wait to start training! I can't wait for October!
Are you doing anything cool this fall?