So many updates! I finished and passed my very last Ph.D. course, we got the house on the market to move to another area of town, and I’m starting to ease back into running! Just a little running but it’s enough to keep me sane for now. 🙂
In even more exciting news, I’ve registered for another marathon. It’s an interesting experience, registering for your first marathon for the second time. The first time was filled with pure adrenaline and the excitement of “Wow I can’t believe I’m doing this! I’m going to run a marathon!”. The second time was more bitter sweet and hopeful. I really hope I can pull it off this time. I am also filled with an intense grit and determination to do this. Several people have asked me why I won’t just wait until the Twin Cities marathon in 2016. The answer is simple, I just can’t. I would rather train through sub zero temperatures, snow storms, slush and sleet that is Minnesota Winter instead of wait another whole year to have a chance to accomplish this. I only hope I’m not jinxing it by registering before I’m even fully recovered from this injury.
I picked the Delaware Marathon in Wilmington, DE. The reason I chose this race is simple – it’s a chance to return to where I grew up and see the city in a whole new light. I’ve learned that running through a city truly gives you a new perspective and I didn’t start running until years after I had moved away. My parents and grandparents live relatively close to there which will make it a fantastic family get-together as well. I had been looking at a few races but when I found this one, I had such a good feeling and knew it was the one. It’s a smaller race and I didn’t want to miss my chance so I registered. I registered for my first marathon, again.
I also just registered for a race in February (RNR Half Marathon – New Orleans)! I enjoyed the Rock and Roll Chicago so much and when I heard my BRF was running this one I just couldn’t pass up another girls weekend and fun race experience. 🙂
At this point I’m done with all races for 2015 and looking forward to complete recovery by the end of the year. I can’t wait to put my all into training for this awesome home town marathon. 🙂