October 13th, 2012 is the date of the Baltimore Marathon – my first. I just started training yesterday using this plan from the iRunnerBlog (it includes 2 massages on the schedule – couldn’t beat that) and I am really excited about the next 14 weeks. I know it will be tough and that the craziness of my life and schedule will be a huge challenge. Therefore, I have decided to post a motivational quote and/or image each Monday along with a quick recap of how the previous weeks workouts went. This is mainly to help myself stay focused, keep my eye on the prize, and not slack off! That being said, I would love for you all to follow along with me on this journey and offer advice and encouragement.
Here is the quote I have chosen for the week to get me in the right frame of mind for the next few months:
I realize this image is a little out-of-place given that it is currently summer, but go with me here. There are a million reasons I could give for putting off training for and running a marathon. Too busy, don’t have enough of a base, will be hard to get long runs in during the school year, what if I have an exam scheduled/project due/etc the week before or after the race and it is too much to even take the time to travel to Maryland….and so on. Fact of the matter is, I think (and I hope) that my schedule will always be busy. There will always be a reason why “NOW” is not the “IDEAL” time. Too bad. Here goes!