Finding inspiration in others and hoping to return the favor! Blogging about the journey toward the finish line......
I have thought that after the two half marathons - I am never going to run such a long distance again...but look, I signed up for another one! It's similar to giving birth - immediately afterwards, you think you never want to go through this ever again...but you do...
Not yet, but I gather it's usually a temporary thought. Sort of like right after giving birth :)
Ha! I hadn't read Amy's comment before writing mine...heehee :)
I had thoughts like this in my most recent (5th) marathon. I will run one again this fall but am somewhat nervous about it. I tried to tell myself many things went well - I ran never walked, won an age group award, it was pretty, but I really struggled and it was my 2nd slowest marathon time. So much for qualifying for Boston. I haven't chosen my fall marathon but I will. I only thought I would never do it again for a short time. But my real love is half marathons which I am doing many of this year. Long answer!
Heck yes!! When I crossed the Finish Line of the Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon I told my hubby to "NEVER LET ME DO THAT AGAIN". And look less than a year later I am almost to Marathon #2 and I am registered for the Seattle Rock N Roll again. Hmmmmm??
After my first 1/2 marathon (Disney), which I hadn't trained well for, I said I was never going to *run* again- and I didn't, for a whole year. I'm glad I finally started running again, and am about to start training for my 3rd half. One day, I'll run a full.
I say that in about 75% of my marathons. Last year at Boston at mile 22 when I was hurdled over in stomach cramps, I swore to the running gods above I'd never run another. This year's Boston will be 5 since I said that - haha. It just hurts at the moment but when done, a few hours later and you have time to reflect, you know you MUST do it again!
I pretty much say that at some point of every race- especially on the bike portion of a tri. Then of course, I remember how amazing it feels to finish and get over it!
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