Well, I’ve begun.
This of course means I’ve gotten a cold immediately and have had to readjust my schedule.
I’ve always sort of questioned the marathon training season as it falls into “awful winter season” and ends, usually on the day of the marathon, with either the hottest, coldest, or rainiest day on record (take your pick).
“But,” you say, “You’ve willingly taken this sort of thing on more than once, didn’t you know this is what is going to happen?”
Yep. But I can marvel at the madness of it all much like some people marvel at the fact that the sun keeps managing to rise every day… except for those people who live in places where the sun doesn’t at certain points of the year.
So yeah, I’ve adjusted my schedule down slightly but otherwise have stayed on track. As I’m in the “running for running’s sake” portion of the training I’m not too fussed. One of the things I’ve picked up on is that my body, outside of the cold, is pretty cool with running more regularly after the first week. The first week it was like, “&*%*!!!” (exact words) but after that it was fine.
And so I enter into November. For fun I’ve again signed up for Nanowrimo, which means that I will be writing a marathon while training for a marathon. This is because I welcome both mental and physical pain, obviously.
I’ve also managed to get close to halfway for my initial fundraising goal, which is a guilt fuel. (Thank you to those who have already donated – and to the mystery donor who jumped me to my halfway point!) Remember, every pound you donate results in me putting on my shoes and pounding out the miles whether I want to or not.
Until next time!