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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

marathon wrap up

26.2 miles is far. 


It is long and hard, and no matter how well prepared for it you are, there will be a point during the race that you wonder why you ever thought this was a good idea.

But, even during that moment (or hour), I knew without a doubt that I will run another one.

The race went fine.

Fine is the only word I find to describe how I feel about it. 

I ran it and I finished it. 

It took me forever, which I had anticipated going into it, but I cannot seem to get passed it. 

There were several times that I added minutes to my finish (like when I stopped and talked with my family for 8 minutes), at the time I did not care.  I was not concerned about my time... until I finished.  Now it bugs me.  I cannot get excited about finishing- I feel blaa about it.  Ridiculous I know.

That being said, I was not out of my ice bath before I was thinking about my next race. 

I am thinking Napa, and despite my painfully slow finish at the CIM, I would feel like a total bad ass to run two marathons before Jaxson's first birthday.

Happy Running,
Elena

 

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