My goals for the LA Marathon are simple (but not necessarily easy):
- Finish the race. This will be a huge accomplishment in and of itself. I’m running this 26.2 as a training run for Boston and on fewer training miles than any of my previous six marathons. Number 7, will definitely be one for the books. (and yes, I’m nervous and bit stressed!)
- Have fun, stay positive. Sometimes when running a marathon it’s easy to get caught up in feeling miserable (especially when undertrained). I refuse to give into any thoughts of misery. Running is fun and it’s a gift that’s not to be taken for granted.
- Soak up the sun (restore my vitamin D levels to normal). Escaping the winter tundra will be worth working hard for 26.2 miles, right?
- Avoid injury, stay upright. My dad’s advice, “Try not to fall down this time.” Okay, Dad, I’ll try my best!
You can send encouraging words or messages to me on the course via Asics’ Support Your Marathoner website. Click here to virtually cheer me on (I’ll greatly appreciate it! I’m going to need it!).