No, I'm not pregnant, but today does mark the first day of my 16-week training plan for the Glass City Marathon and I am stoked! Base training over the past month+ has gone well and I'm feeling good about getting started. I'm also really excited to see how shaking things up will work out: this go around I've picked up a new coach and am trying a 4-day run schedule. (As opposed to the 5-day run schedule I used for my previous marathons)
For as excited as I am to get started, I must also admit that a part of me is also kinda anxious. My last attempt at a marathon left me with the great stress fracture of 2011 and while I played it very smart building back up the miles over 2012, I think there's always going to be a part of me that is nervous that I could end up sidelined again. Obviously I will be playing it safe and listening to my body, pulling back if anything seems amiss, but I wish I had a crystal ball that could assure me with a glimpse of me finishing this marathon.
So that's where I'm at heading in to this thing, excited and anxious. Any tips or tricks from those of you that recovered from a serious running injury and made your way back among the marathoning?
Oh and before I wrap this up, guess what?!?!? We FINALLY got our wedding proofs back! That means a recap will be coming SOON! HOORAY!!! Happy Monday, runday peeps!