Training for my 4th marathon begins

January 29, 2015|Posted in: Running

Marathon Training Has Begun

I have signed up to run the Country Music Marathon in Nashville on April 25th.  I’m not sure how sleep deprived I was or if someone slipped something in my coffee that morning, but on a whim, I just decided to sign up and go for it.

I ran this same marathon in 2013 and it was definitely the worst weather conditions I have ever run in.

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It was also my husband’s first marathon.  It was cold and POURING down rain the entire time.  Water was running over our shoes, that’s how flooded the streets were.  I’m back for redemption!

So this past Saturday the training began.  I started with a 7 mile run and it felt pretty good.  It felt good to have another “purpose” for my running for a little bit but I also felt scared.  This is the first marathon I will run since having a baby and let me tell you, that is a big difference.

My hips felt different and I felt a few more pains along that first run.  I just have to realize that my body is different now.  I need to take care of it and do the important things in marathon training like foam rolling, cross training, hydrating, and rest when needed.

This also might not be the best timing to train for a race (more on that in another blog post) but is it ever the perfect time to do anything?  If we all wait around for the perfect timing, that will most likely never come.  Life is busy and there is probably always going to be something in the way.

So here I go… training for my 4th marathon.  Hopefully I finish with a decent time and have fun along the way.  I have my BOB jogging stroller so Ady can join me on some of my runs.  My husband and I are going to buy a treadmill for our new house (send recommendations my way please!) and I’m going to figure out a good cross training plan to do at home.

I’ll keep you posted along the way.  Training in winter is going to be tough along with the sleep deprivation I am still suffering from!  But I keep remember one of my favorite quotes…

“If it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth it.”

I want to encourage you to follow along in my health journey through what I learn and experience. I hope there is something you can take away from Fit Busy Female that inspires you to start taking control of your health and feeling better every day.

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