Races · Running

Here’s my number, so call me crazy

I’m back!

Hi friends! I cannot thank you enough for your support. You have no idea how much you have helped me with the loss of my kitty. Your kind words meant the world to me. I’m doing much better now (obviously still miss her but I’m getting to a good place).

Let’s talk about happy things shall we?

Along with kitty drama (that’s what we’ll call it), Kyle and I moved and have been living in our new house! All I can say is projects, projects, projects. Hopefully I can keep up frequent blogging with house stuff, grad school, and running 😉

Insert short joke here.
The day we got the keys. Insert short joke here.

About that running…

39.3 is the number I am referring to in the title of this post. 39.3 miles to be more precise.

A few weeks ago, my friend Michelle (she is a crazy amazing runner), asked me if I wanted to run the Morgan Hill Marathon. She is pacing it and wanted to give me a race entry (nicest. person. ever.)! I have been going back and forth for a while now- to run or not to run a full freaking marathon? This seemed like the perfect opportunity to me.

So that’s right. I am currently in training for my FIRST MARATHON! I don’t have as many weeks as I would have liked to start training, so we are playing it by ear. Basically, if I don’t feel ready when we get close, I will switch to the half marathon. Not worth an injury! And I have no time goals- just FINISH the damn thing.

Yesterday's slow training run
Yesterday’s slow training run

Now, the number I said was 39.3. But Amy, a marathon is 26.2 miles.

Well…I had already signed up to run the Berkeley Half Marathon which just so happens to fall…one weekend after the Morgan Hill Marathon.

So, if all goes according to plan, I will be running my first marathon followed by a half marathon 1 week later. The half I will obviously run slowly and just for fun.

I think I may be crazy. And this is why you shouldn’t make big decisions after going through a traumatic experience. Friends, remind me of this if I ever want to get a haircut after losing a pet.

Marathon runners- gimme yo advice!

Any funny first marathon stories?

Tips for running races, back to back weekends (or sooner)? Scott, we’re looking at you 😉

Am I crazy?

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43 thoughts on “Here’s my number, so call me crazy

  1. So much excitement going on for you right now! I think it’s awesome that you are going to run a full marathon. Can’t wait to hear how the training goes. Best of luck!

  2. good luck training and have fun, girl! i ran my first full last October and am hoping to be able to run my second this October, if my terrible injury/shin splints/tendonitis/all-round awful left lower leg heals in time. advice: don’t overthink it, enjoy running, take care of your body/get enough rest, don’t over-train, and stay excited!

  3. So glad you are doing better! I’ve been thinking about you and how exciting! You are oh so brave to start this journey and I have so much respect for your decision. I can’t wait to hear all about your training and learn from your experiences to prepare for my someday marathon. I just haven’t come all the way to terms with running a full yet but I’m glad you have!

  4. MARATHON!!! gahhh!! That is so exciting! I bet it was scary to officially say yes!

    I ran a half 2 weeks after a marathon and it was fine, but I don’t think I’d be able to run a half the weekend after. just a little caution that marathon recovery can be kind of beastly

    Can’t wait to hear about your training! 😀

  5. Glad to hear you are doing well and yay for finally moving in to the new house! You are crazy, but in a good way! You got this and sounds like an awesome goal to accomplish. I have been nervous about running 2 halfs 4 weeks apart, but now I feel like if you could do this crazy combo, I can do mine too!

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