It’s official. In 164 days, I’ll be running the Chicago Marathon.
What’s in front of me are months of upping my mileage, stretching like crazy, a few 20 miler training runs, and well, crossing that finish line. I think if it hadn’t been for the support of my friends here (especially Kristina’s #peerpressure post), and my family, who are going to be there in Chicago with me, I probably wouldn’t be doing this. I’m nervous, excited, happy, a little shocked, and well, hopeful that I’m not a complete moron for signing up.
I guess some really long runs will give me a chance to learn my way around my new town! I’m pretty excited about that.
I’m also going to use this as an opportunity to really get back to my yoga practice. Now that I got the cyst on my hand removed, I’ll have full range of motion in my wrist again. That means I’ll soon be back to handstands and arm balances! Oh, and I’m sure some leg and core strengthening won’t hurt my marathon training.
Do you have any big races in the fall? What’s your favorite distance to run?