For those of you that know me personally, you may have heard me talk about my personal goal: I want to run 50 marathons, one in every state, by the time I turn 40. In these 50 races, New York City and Boston need to be two of them.
This past weekend I traveled down to Miami for my third marathon and it was awesome. Despite my lack of training, I still managed a 4:32:54 and was in very little pain for running 26.2 miles. I felt really great physically but mentally, I was struggling.
Through the miles I needed to find a pick-me-up, some motivation, and I felt that just talking myself through the race was my only option. However, it worked. I also had my support system at mile 25 with a bottle of Gatorade and then they ran the last mile with me! That is friendship right there!
My next race is Nashville on April 28th. Anyone going to that one? I am so excited and love country so it should be a good time. Hopefully by April I don’t have to worry about black toenails anymore! Oh well, as many signs on the course said… Toenails are for Sissies.