2019 Detroit Free Press Marathon
I registered for the Detroit Free Press Marathon and 26.2 miles of torment. On my goals this year I listed running a marathon. My last full was in 2012 and after I thought I was a half-marathon/OCR girl. Well, like anything that has also constantly evolved. Last year after hitting 20 miles on my own and building and working towards it I knew I could do 26.2.
I’m familiar with the course so I can train accordingly. I know what mental obstacles I have to face, and I can do my best to prepare to overcome them. I know Detroit in October is playing weather roulette. It could be 70 or snowing and I’ll be trained in both temperatures. I’ll also run the full 26.2 before race day,which is not typical for a lot who train for marathons. I know what must be done to prepare and while the anxiety I feel about it makes me tremble, knowledge is power.
I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and committed to doing something that I’m absolutely terrified of for many, many reasons. Failure, the course, the time I’m going to have to commit to training, my super secret goal pace, running and training on my own again (this I’m actually growing to love), and facing the monster that is my own inner monologue. But there’s no time like the present, and I’m going to get these 26.2 miles done.