I will never let that happen again.
I am smarter than that. I am stronger. I am a fighter. I am worth it.
A few weeks later, I ran the Richmond Half Marathon. I remember thinking I wished I had signed up for the full, so I could give it another shot and potentially redeem myself after MCM. Never having run two marathons so close together though, I decided to stick with the half. My goal was to break two hours and I missed it by a little over a minute but truly didn’t care. I did my best and enjoyed myself and the serenely beautiful and challenging course. It was a great day.
So, here’s the thing. For some crazy reason I’m contemplating a second fall marathon. I’ve been hemming and hawing about it for weeks and this is what I think I’ve decided — sign up for the full and I can always switch to the half if necessary. No matter what though, I am going to enjoy myself and do my best.
Have you ever done two marathons just weeks apart? Have you ever planned on a full and switched to the half or vice-versa?