This has been a whirlwind week. Things got a bit crazier and a bit busier with the addition of a crew from a popular TV show in Latin America called ESPN Run. Instead of getting all caught up on things yesterday I found myself running all round town, literally. I was exhausted at night, but it was one of those fun tired feelings – so no complaints here – even though the last thing I would typically want to do in the days leading up to 26.2 miles is spend the day running.

A few behind the scenes pictures are on my instagram page.

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The crew was awesome and as you can see Miles really liked them 😉

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RNR DC is less than 48 hours away – it’s really hard to believe that spring is around the corner. Winter always feels never-ending to me and yet here we are.

Saturday is going to be an interesting race for me regardless of the addition of three people following me around. It’s going to be my first attempt at running marathons one week apart. I’ve done back to back marathons more often than I have run just one marathon, so I know the drill, but running them this close together means that I have to go in to the race with a different strategy than I normally would.

I plan on running RNR DC, if everything goes the way I want it to go, as the first leg of a relay. I would love to run under 4 hours and finish feeling like I have a lot left in the tank. The last thing I want to do is feel like I gave my all at this race and then walk around sore for the next 6 days wondering how I am going to run 26.2 again.

The second race I signed up for is B & A Marathon, a race I have some unfinished emotional business with. The last time I ran it, I finish feeling defeated and really unhappy with how I ran.

I want to finish the race with a smile on my face, not because it’s over but because I worked through my emotions and ran a solid run. I want to have those memories stuck in my head rather than the current ones that are there. One of the hardest emotional things for me in life is being nice to myself inside. I have run B & A three times. The first two times I won {I’m going to stop giving the disclaimer it was small – yes it was small – I still won even if my time wouldn’t have me even in the top ten in another race}, the third time I wanted to walk off the course. If my husband had not talked me out of quitting, I would have quit. Walked off, gotten in the car and drove home. I’ll forever be thankful that he knew I would want to finish no matter what and basically told me I wasn’t allowed to get in the car and he would see me at the finish. Instead of focusing on the two races I’ve run there that I am really proud of, I have those negative memories on repeat. I want them gone.

My kids are going to come and we are going to make it a little family weekend. I’ve never run a marathon and had them all there at the end waiting for me, so it will make the finish extra special no matter what. I know it will 100 percent erase the other memories.

Related: 50 Life Lessons Learned On The Run

I’ve said the easiest way for me to get rid of a bad habit is to create another in this place. I feel the same way about memories – I have to replace the ones I want gone with new ones that I like better. It’s part of why when I have a less than stellar race I don’t like writing about it. I really don’t like being able to go back and read those memories. Some things are best forgotten.

I’m trying to stay off my feet today but it’s been hard because I have nervous energy. I need to pack and will likely be cramming stuff in a bag tomorrow morning because packing is one of my least favorite things to do in life!

Top: Nancy Rose Performance Whisper Tank

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If you are headed to the expo tomorrow there is a We Run Social meet up that I am going to try to make it to. Would love to say hi and meet you if you are going to be there!

Rock N Blog DC Meet Up

I’m taking pre-orders for the next couple of days on the Double Stripe Unisex Tee. I won’t be ordering extras so if you wanted this shirt, now is your chance to get it! It will ship out early April or sooner if possible! www.dreambigrunlong.com

I Ran It For The Insta shirts are on sale now and if you are looking for a tank I have the Boston Blue/Yellow option!

This is probably my last post before RNR DC but I’ll be over posting over on instagram if you want to follow along and see what race weekend looks like!

And lastly IF you are extra bored today The Path featured me in their running issue. You can find the article HERE.

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