When this post goes live, I will be running a marathon. Over the course of the marathon training I have been going through waves of anxiety and questioning myself. Can I really do this? Will I be able to healthily finish this race and feel good about myself? It was less than a year ago on April 24th that I wrote the post "Why this is such a big deal" about my half marathon I was about to run. The half marathon I ran last year changed something for me mentally. When I crossed that finish line I thought to myself, "maybe I could run a full marathon."
Before that finish line, running a half marathon was something that seemed near impossible for me. Now, a half marathon has seemed like a short run to me mentally.
A marathon is the runner's Everest. It is IT. I've barely been able to call myself a runner mentally and now I am about to climb Mount Everest. I want to do this marathon and I want to succeed while doing it.
However, no matter what my time is, no matter what happens on the course, I am already a champion. I have already succeeded because I have gotten to this point.
Happy Running Everyone!