I've spent the past couple days brainstorming on what I should talk about next. First, I would like to thank everybody for their support and the kind words that I received since my first post as a Cleveland Marathon blogger. I never imagined how well the post would have been received and I am truly grateful for this opportunity. A special thank you also goes to all those who have recommended my blog to others. I truly appreciated it.
This was big weekend for a lot of us. Not only is it a holiday weekend, but it is our last major run of training. Many of us will be pounding out a 20+ miler this weekend. I got my long run in on Saturday morning. We were fortunate here as the rain cleared out at dawn. I spent the bulk of the run contemplating what it takes to be a marathoner. I don't consider myself a runner and sometimes I even wonder If it was a mistake to attempt this distance. Those of you who know me. Are well familiar with my I'm just a cyclist impersonating a runner line. Now, most do think I am crazy for not considering myself a runner. But I personally I've never felt like one. So to help myself prepare mentally for what will be the longest distance I've ever ran in my life. I decided to come up with 26 words that I think describes a marathoner and I would like to share them with you. I plan on using these words as motivation during training and on race day.
The last word is what I should focus on the most. As I often loose sight of the fact that running should be fun. I've been reminded this on several occasions by some running friends and even by runners I don't even know. As you can see in the photo below. Not much excitement there. Definitely need to work on that over the next 3 weeks as well as focus on the other twenty five. As I feel this is what it will take to be a marathoner.