Yes, it’s true! I’m running the Dublin Marathon this October 2015. EEEEK!
Big thanks to ASD & Si from @100kmtoBrighton for helping me with my reveal! They were the first of my twitter friends I told (when I met up with them in London) because they have played a big part in inspiring me to run a marathon!
So this is why I haven’t been running this month! It’s going to be a long, tough, crazy year of running ahead and I decided on this impromptu break so that I’d be fresh for training to start in April. I didn’t want to burn out before I even began!
You see, I’ve known I was going to run a marathon for a long time now, well over a year in fact. Everything I’ve been doing the last year has been to prepare me to start training for a marathon. I started going to a personal trainer, Michael from @myptdotie to help me get in shape so I could tackle the training. I also hired mentor/coach @Shona_D_Thomson to help with putting together a training plan and to support me during the lead up to the marathon. I know that with these two on my side I cannot go wrong with my training! So long as I follow all their advice, which I will!
Why keep it a secret for so long? Mostly because I wanted to be in the right head space and be absolutely 100% certain that I was prepared to take on the training! I needed this ‘dressing room’ time before ‘running onto the pitch’ with it!
In the coming weeks I’ll be writing more about my decision to run a marathon and the lead up to my registering for it but right now, I just want to say how excited and nervous and terrified I am but how confident I feel that I’ve made the right choice. In my head, I’ve already crossed that finish line!
I could use all the good luck and positivity I can get so please leave some in the comments below!