Marathoner in Training!

So…this happened!

secretsout

Si, me and ASD in London

confirmation

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!

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7 responses to “Marathoner in Training!

  1. This is awesome news, in October you will be a marathon runner!!

    Good luck with the training, I’m looking forward to following your training and progresson over the next few months.

    You can do it!!! :o)

  2. Good for you! If you stick to your training plan, focus on each training run rather than the marathon itself, and if you want to finish the marathon strongly enough, then you’ll do it, no question.

    • Thanks for your comment and I apologize for leaving it this long to reply! I totally agree with you! I’ve been setting myself smaller goals to achieve on my way to the big one. It’s helping me stay focused without it getting to be too much. I definitely want to run the marathon well! 😀

  3. Ashling

    Well done, this will change your life in so many ways, all of them positive…but I think you know this 😉 Ebjoy the ride!

    • Thanks, Ashling! 😀 Really sorry it took me so long to reply! I appreciate your support! I can imagine the changes this will bring, but I think there will still be a few surprises along the way. But I’m very much looking forward to discovering what this has in store for me!

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