I did it! Well, I signed up to do it at least ;). Yep, this girl has officially paid the money to run the St. Jude full marathon come December 1st.
It would be a lie if I said I'm not freaked out... I AM! Like, really, seriously, totally, butterflies-in-my-stomach nervous. And I have like 5 1/2 months of this to over come.
I knew I wouldn't start balls-to-the-wall training until I actually signed up, but here I am. Anyone have any must reads about marathon training? I did the half last year in Memphis but it was not the experience I thought it'd be. Read about that here for the whole story. It's pretty long... just a warning ;)
My momma is probably more nervous than I am because of the whole I'm-her-baby and the heart condition diagnosis. If you are new around these parts, I have a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White. It's not super common and it's not super dangerous unless my heart rate gets over 200 or so. I have a few flare ups and I know whats going on when it is going on and I am pretty careful. Eventually I may need surgery, but because of where the place affected is in my heart, surgery would be pretty dangerous. But mostly, I'm just fine :)
Needless to say, I won't be running for speed (well I will if you count me finishing before they close the race haha), but I will definitely be running so I have the endurance to do the entire 26.2 without walking!
I updated my 24 in 24 list found here if you're interested. I've knocked a few off :)
And now for my final Friday words:
But really. So good. Guess it's a good thing I'm gonna be doing all this running :)