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Well, here we go… my very first marathon is in the books. Done, not even 5 hours long. Wait, you mean I waited like 8 years to do a marathon that I was terrified of, almost deferred it, and it only lasted 4 hours, 54 minutes?! I will do a race recap later this week, when I have my lovely pictures.

I’m stoked what can I say. Sign me up to do that again! Okay let me train this time. Maybe I can PR by an hour? 😀

Here is how it went down… I’ll start from about 4 months ago, right when training first started.

It’s October, I’m getting started with my training… Running, cycling, and maybe even some swimming. I hit a high of 65 miles that month of training. AMAZING. The highest mileage I had ever hit, and I’ve been running for about a decade now.  Now start the coughing… It is cold and I’ve been coughing for a month straight. Little exercises that I’ve been doing forever are now difficult and I’m having a difficult time breathing. I could not stand it so I took myself to the Dr… my worst nightmare. I hate going to the doctor, the dentist, the car shop, places where you rarely here, everything is great!

My doctor prescribed me an inhaler to help me with this breathing issues, this was after I was checked for pneumonia.  I have now had an inhaler to help me breath during the cold weathered months so that I may continue to exercise and breathe.

Well this took me off of my training plan, and then it was the holiday season. Cue the Christmas cookies, and my personal favorite, PUMPKIN MUFFINS! I wasn’t very active, other than eating and my 10 miler race that happened in December.

Well the new year came and I am determined to complete a triathlon so I’m back in the pool, swimming, getting my flip turn down! Cycling indoors on my trainer and occasionally outside when the warm weather has come. I have run a few times this year, no more than 4 miles I would say.

The boyfriend and I spoke of deferring the marathon until the next year, that way I would not injure myself, well that all sounded great and very convincing. I would go to the website, and would start entering my information…  and then I would wander off. I just could NOT bring myself to finish that deferral process. I did not want to hurt myself, but what if I walked/run it… A possibility. My goal then changed from 5 hours to FINISH.

You have to do what is right for yourself. I am so happy I did not defer my marathon, and now I ask myself, WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG to do a marathon!

Stay tuned for the Shamrock marathon recap!

Keep running!

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Beach to Battleship 140.6

Beach to Battleship 140.6October 17th, 2015
Time to take on the biggest physical and mental challenge !

Mileage 2015

Running 2015
(does not include treadmill)

Miles this Month: 12
Miles this Year: 88.5

Cycling

Miles this Month: 120
Miles this Year: 381.2

Swimming

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