Months of endless running have come and gone, and now I’m counting the days until the marathon.I will always remember the hours of running, the sweat, tears, the early morning’s waking at 6am on a weekend to go run a ridiculous length of time, there’s always a good reason to keep on going and battle on so I can relish in the awesomeness of what I will hopefully achieve.
When you train for a marathon you’re learning how to manage time, to make sacrifices for an end goal, to work towards something you may not know or believe you can accomplish. It requires a lot of dedication, optimism, hard work and a little misery to achieve. But there is a lot of joy to be had , not only in achieving your goal but in celebrating the miles clocked up along the way !
You may think that every man, woman and their dog is a marathoner, or training for a marathon or thinking about training for a marathon. In reality, the statistics are pretty amazing.
So when I cross that MARATHON finish line in Dublin, I can soak up the realisation that I am one of the 1% percent of the population to achieve the goal of running 26.2 MILES !!!!!!! And I will always be a “MARATHONER”
Until this day next week,
Your truly a tapering agitated runner XxX