My reset run[on the mill]yesterday was only 6 miles, but they were the fastest 6 miles I have run on the mill in recent days. I literally pictured myself running away from the person I don’t want to be and running towards the person I have so hard fought to become. I felt renewed after the run and am back on track! Thank you all for your supportive comments. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who feels that way at times.
It’s amazing how blogging has actually helped to change my life and helped me grow closer to the ones I love. I picked up my mom from the airport last night[which by the way I absolutely love that I live less than 15 minutes from an airport]. She greeted me with the usuall *love yous* *miss yous* – I said it’s been a long weekend. She said – I know – I read your blog. It’s nice not having to explain myself to everyone – you can just explain how you feel once and then it’s out there. Out there for the world to see. Which sometimes seems scary[I always re-re-read my postings to make sure I truly believe what I am typing], but exhilarating at the same time.
Okay so now back to my usual running banter. I’m about 9 weeks out from National Marathon. I’ve already completed two 18 milers – so I definitely should be doing 20 this weekend. One of my best friends is getting married Saturday in NYC and I’m in the wedding. Hubby and I will be leaving early Friday morning to head up there so that means Friday, Saturday and Sunday are out for long runs. Leaving me only Thursday to get it in. The thing is that I’m not sure my son will nap for 20 miles worth of treadmill running and I’m also a little scared of attempting that on the mill. Has anyone else ever done 20 on the mill?
The sane part of me is telling me to make this a step back week and just do 14 and do the 20 next week, but the runner side of me is telling me that since I’m afraid of 20 on the mill I should do it. It would be a new record and seriously if I can do 20 on the mill then maybe I really will attempt a treadmill marathon one day. Though I can assure you I definitely would have to stop for some breaks. For some reason knowing that there is a bathroom close to me makes me – ahem – have to take a break.
And if I did run a treadmill marathon – I would want it to be official. As in I don’t believe you can just go out and run 26.2 miles on your own and say you ran a marathon. Yes you ran the marathon distance but not a marathon. So my dilemma would be how to make it official?
In 2004 I was at Pacers[working for Brooks] when Michael Wardian broke the record for the Treadmill Marathon. However there were people there officiating. Could my husband officiate my treadmill marathon? I need to look into this treadmill marathon business.