I've officially started my training program to run the Quad Cities Marathon on September 23. I finished Week 1 and am heading right into the second week. And you know what? It's so awesome that I fear I am going to become completely obnoxious about it.
I have always wanted to run a marathon, and by Yoda, I am going to do it this year. I feel really strong from all of the running, and I'm confident that the increased miles in the weeks ahead will make me feel even stronger. And today, I opted to get up an hour early and run, which has me feeling positive and energized.
I do believe that for me to meet my goal (which is simply to finish) I need to be at least a little bit obnoxious. I have to be positive and confident that I can do this very difficult thing. I have to be dedicated and focused, to make sure I get in all of my training runs and take care of myself to avoid injury. And I have to be excited about the whole thing.