Tapering can bring on moments of temporary insanity. I signed up for a marathon last weekend.
Mountains 2 Beach Marathon in May 2016 will be my first marathon. I tend to do this sort of thing a lot. If I have a big event coming up, I do something drastic to deflect my attention. Right after I got engaged and started planning my wedding I decided to sign up for my first triathlon. I gave birth then signed up for a half marathon a few weeks later. Maybe its a defense mechanism of sorts. Like signing up for a marathon is so big time that it doesn’t matter what happens with the race this weekend, there are bigger fish to fry on the horizon.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been wanting to sign up for a marathon for a while. I had been eyeing both M2B and the LA Marathon as potential firsts. M2B registration opened first, so I pounced. Who knows, I may even sign up for LA too. Registration opens the day before we leave for Spain, which will be our first time on a plane with the boys. I might need to do something drastic to take my mind off that. 🙂 I’m super excited and (not going to lie) a bit terrified to take on a full marathon. I have no regrets about signing up. I can’t wait to start my marathon journey, but first I have a triathlon relay to run!
Did a little 2 mile shake out stroller run this morning, then picked up my race packet.
I won’t officially meet my relay teammates until tomorrow just before the race starts, but we’ve chatted over email and they seem like two bad ass chicks.
I haven’t done a relay since Jr. High and this is my first triathlon relay. In some ways I’ve put more pressure on myself for this race because I’m not just running it for me, but two other people. I’m going to try my hardest to bring my A game for them.