The Struggle is … real.


That’s how I am currently feeling.

Honestly, I thought training for a marathon would be easier. I don’t know why I thought that, but I did. I figured if I could run a half marathon without training that I could make it through the training for a full marathon. I knew I was going to be pushing myself to my limits training for this. Thats what I wanted. I wanted to do something I had never done before. To do something I thought was out of reach for me. So I don’t know why I thought it would be easy. It’s not.

The last 3 weeks I have not been into running. I have tackled some of my biggest runs including a 27k run and a -17 degree half marathon. I have gotten in only a handful of other runs in between. The treadmill is boring. I haven’t put in an effort to go outside. I don’t know why I am feeling this way. I want to want it … every day I keep saying today will be the day. Then I decide to give myself a day of rest (yet again) and start tomorrow and so on and so forth.

Tonight I ventured to the treadmill and made got in a solid hour. Tomorrow I am going to get outside again. Its been so long since Brinley and I have ran together, she is going stir crazy and I think it will be good to get back outside. The snow is uninspiring. I am over it. It feels like its been a long winter.

I am currently 8 weeks out from my marathon and I need to get back on track.

So, I am going to stop being a debbie downer and turn this frown upside down.

Tomorrow, I will run. I will get outside. I will have my pup at my side.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Back in the saddle.

I can do this.

PS. Happy International Women’s Day

1 thought on “The Struggle is … real.”

  1. You can do it Amanda!
    Look what you have achieved so far, you should be very proud. I am proud for you Debbie!
    Love you a ton!

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