It's hard to believe that it is already June! Now the year is really going to fly. It always seems to once warm weather and summer arrives. June is going to be a huge month! Number one reason? Marathon training officially begins! While, in all honesty, I've been working toward this for the past year since I started running again, there is just something about looking at a fresh training plan with no days crossed off that gets me a little excited. I'm a list person and I love crossing things off to see what I've accomplished. Sometimes I'll even write something on a list after I've done it, just so I can cross it off.
Back to marathon training. It does seem a little strange that it's finally here. It was back in high school (circa 1993-94) when I first contemplated doing a marathon. That was when I was mainly a sprinter/hurdler and though I ran cross-country, I rarely ran any distance over three miles. But a marathon was put on my bucket list as a challenge I'd like to tackle and planned to do before I turned thirty, and I really had no comprehension as to what it would take to get there. Thirty came and went with no thoughts of a marathon on my mind, then came two kids. Finally last year I figured it was as good a time as any to get running again and get this marathon crossed off my list.
But over this past year of running, my attitude has changed. I'm not just running to complete a marathon. Running has now become a part of my life and is not something I do just for the goal of one race. It is something that I hope to do as long as I'm able.