Monday, January 7, 2013

marathon monday: 14 weeks

It's fitting that 14 weeks from the marathon, I completed my first 14 mile run. It's the longest run I've ever done. And while it's only one mile more than a half marathon, I'm so...amazed.

It's kind of ridiculous that my body can run 14 miles. Sure, I needed to stop and walk a few times. And some of the hills were really brutal. My splits were nothing to write home about, and were terribly, terribly positive. But you know what? I did it. I finished it. I ran for nearly three hours and didn't feel like complete shit when I finished. And I finished running. Which, quite honestly, is all I can ask for.

Of course now I'm starting to stress about fundraising. Will I have enough time to devote to work/this blog/training/cross-training/fundraising? Will I be able to do it? I honestly don't know at this point. And it's scary. But, at the end of the day, I will do my best. I will try my hardest. I will email everyone in my address book and I will talk incessantly about the marathon and Dana-Farber. Because I want to make a difference.
This marathon thing, it really is teaching me a lot about myself. And I think I really like the person I am now.

17 comments:

  1. Yay for 14 miles! That is awesome. Oh my gosh, you are going to do amazing in this marathon, Alex! :)

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  2. Inspiring, I could NOT do a marathon if I tried :( So amazing. Keep it up, Alex!

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    1. Thank you! And I bet you could, but it definitely takes a lot of work!

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  3. Good for you! I remember when I was training for my first half last summer. I'd never run more than 5 miles, so any time I ran more than that, I was amazed. I can't wait to feel the same feeling when I run more than 13.1 while training for my first marathon this summer!

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    1. TOTALLY! That feeling is so amazing; it's such an accomplishment with each mile!

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  4. that is so amazing - congrats!! i've never run more than 5 miles in my LIFE.

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  5. Wow! Look at you! 14 miles is a HUGE accomplishment, and a marathon, too?! Amazing how asking our body to do crazy things can teach us a lot about our true colors. xo

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  6. HOLY SHIT i couldn't even run a 5k without feeling like i was going to die. you are amazing!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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    1. Thank you lady friend! It's taken quite a while to get here :)

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  7. Oh my god. 14 miles! I can not even imagine. You are a rockstar. And don't get too in your head about fundraising. I am confident you'll make it happen!

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  8. Hahahha remember that time I ran TWO miles last week and thought I was invincible. You never cease to amaze me, so excited for youuuu!!

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    1. Girlllll running ANY distance is a huge accomplishment :)

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  9. Craziness! Definitely impressed girl! I could probably only run 2 miles if my life depended on it! lol Keep going strong!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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    1. Thanks lady friend! It definitely takes a lot of work :)

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  10. get it girl!
    i just finished chicago in october and its SO worth it.

    xo the egg out west.

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  11. I like the person you are too.

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Oh, herro there.

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