1. Somewhere between the 4 and 6 month mark a magical thing happens to babies, they are finally sturdy enough that you can hold them on your hip with out them flying all over the place. Colton hit that mark this week. It’s making my life infinitely more easy! Hooray baby C!
2. I’m a ball of nerves. Literally I liken a marathon to prom or something. You look forward to it for months and months then all of the sudden it’s here and you are like HOLY S**T. Where did the time go? I’m not sure why I always feel this way, but it’s like I need to get a million and one things finished before I can run. This is completely irrational because on any given Saturday during marathon training I’m running for hours on end, which is the same thing I will be doing this Saturday. Maybe it’s because I have to trek to DC? Not sure. I think it would be really cool if instead of small towns offering 5K’s and 10K’s they put on marathons. Imagine being able to roll out your front door and start your marathon. A girl can dream right?
3. It never, ever, ever gets old hearing people tell me good luck speedy. When you come from 11 minute miles and are used to thinking of everyone but you as being fast its an incredible feeling for people to call you fast or speedy. Every single time someone says it to me – I smile and blush. Who me? You think I’m fast? I’m honored. No joke honored every time someone compliments me on my running. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.
and while I’m at it – why not add a 4th thing….
4. Speed is a state of mind. When I started running, I ran on average 11 minute or slower miles. When I started running in the 10’s I thought of myself as fast. I can remember calling my friend Claire after a race and jumping for joy that I had run a race and every single mile was in the 9’s. I was fast! There will always be someone faster than you and on the flip side, someone slower than you. Being fast is not about running 5 minute miles – it’s about being fast for your individual self and that my dear friends is better than being blessed with a natural talent of speed, in my opinion.
May the wind be at your back this weekend as you run!! Remember we are all fast – it’s a state of mind, not a speed.
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