I swore, after my last marathon, during which I sobbed and vomited miles 18-26.2, that I would not run another marathon until after we got married. One, because of the sheer volume of time I had to dedicate to training (most Sundays were dedicated to running), and two, because of the misery that vomiting during a race could potentially bring. I really wanted to focus on wedding stuff and wedding planning (which is a total blast, ps, and I’ll fill you guys in as I do more stuff).
So anyways, fast forward to December, where everyone is talking about their spring races. And I literally have this disease called FOMO (fear of missing out), and I almost can’t stand not running a race during spring race season when everyone else is running around having their fun.
Also, I think I’m addicted to the feeling when you finally cross the finish line. I’ve only crossed a marathon finish line twice, and I’m not sure I’m ready to hang the shoes up until after I become a Mrs.
Basically, I’m seriously toying with the idea of doing Rock n’ Roll in Raleigh.
If I do this, and that’s a big friggin’ IF, I need to do this right. Like I absolutely refuse to get sick and cry though another race. Not gonna happen.
Insert new reads here. A friend PR’d at Chicago using this method. I’m not sure that I’m going with this method – there are a TON of miles a week as opposed to regular marathon training, and it is definitely something I need to fully commit to. But I’m very interested in the book in general, and super excited to tell you guys what I learn.
What do you guys think? I’m getting married in August, should leave plenty of time to profusely apologize to my spouse for neglecting him between January and April. What do you think – can this marathon be done?
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I firmly believe it can be done! But I’m the type who will squeeze in a tournament event between a two-hour meeting at the office and birthday dinner. Best of luck to you in the marathon and the wedding.
Thank you! I’m the same way!!! Hoping not to bite off more than I can chew in this new year.
I just purchased Jeff Galloway’s book to use for my next half and possibly my first full. I’m going to look into that one to see if they are similar methods. As for you–anything is possible! I told my Husband that I wanted to run my first full marathon as a “post baby” fitness goal. Then, I started getting the “FOMO’s” and said…why put it off, especially if we haven’t decided when we were ready to start planning. It can totally be done. Regardless of what you decide, the marathon will be there waiting for you. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! One thing is for sure, by training for a marathon prior to your wedding…that will make you even more FAB come the big day! All the best in both endeavors!
Totally great and encouraging words!!