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Tomorrow is my 19th full marathon. (Third full marathon since giving birth 8 months ago.) When I initially registered for the race, I thought I’d be better prepared, but alas here I am undertrained and unenthused.
I tried convincing Holly (@inkdchinagirl) to switch to the half marathon, but she told me, “No!!! … We got this!!!! … I figure the worst that will happen is I’ll lose toenails ( again) and I’ll be slow.” Truly this is my fault since she was wanting to switch to the half marathon a couple months ago, but I convinced her to stick to full marathon. Now that I’m wanting me to switch to the half marathon, she’s convincing me to stick to the full marathon.
I feel unenthused to run the Santa Rosa full marathon and would rather run the half marathon because….
- Full marathoners and half marathoners receive the same swag… an awesome quarter zip, a bottle of wine, beer / pancakes at the finish line.
- I don’t want to spend 5.5 hours-ish on my feet moving forward. I’d rather spend 2:45 hours-ish on my feet moving forward.
- I’d rather get back to my house at 1pm as opposed to 4pm.
Despite these above feelings, I’m going to run the Santa Rosa full marathon and be a 19 time marathoner! (So close to being in the 20 somethings!)
I’ve never ran the Santa Rosa marathon before so I am looking forward to a new course, new scenery, and the awesome finish line swag. If only I was better trained so that I could finish the marathon is 4.5 hours-ish as opposed to 5.5 hours-ish. 😕
Have you ever ran a race that you were undertrained and unenthused to run? Tell me about it. I’d love to hear from you!
See ya on the other side of the marathon,
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