In exactly three months the streets of New York with be flooded with runners, family, friends, and volunteers gathered together for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Basically, I have twelve short weeks until I go through with one of the craziest things I will ever do.
When I first decided to run a marathon I didn’t consider myself a runner. That was almost two years ago. I’ve learned a lot over the last year and change. Some things are different and some things have stayed the same. Yes, I have turned into one of those people who’s go-to outfit is her workout gear and a pair of sneakers, and no, I still don’t like the taste of kale. I have definitely learned a lot from running since I started out on this journey. Mostly running has taught me a lot about myself and who I am. Even so, the thought of actually running that long of a distance is still incredibly intimidating. The 26.2 mile course starts in Staten Island, weaves through all through all five boroughs and ends in Central Park. I can only imagine how it feels to cross that finish line.
Sometimes I still ask myself why I signed up to do something this crazy. I keep having to remind myself that I want to look back at the end of this and be able to say that I accomplished something I didn’t think I’d be able to. We set goals that we can do our best to reach them, right? So over the next twelve weeks I’ll be sharing the things I’ve learned from all of the miles I’ve run and the people who I’ve met along the way.
Let the countdown begin.
P.S. Any tips, tricks, and prayers you have for me are more than welcome! I could use all the help I can get!