From a once non-runner to a marathon FINISHER, combined with randomness found along the long run ahead.
steen-to-be-a-marathoner asked: Im going to do do it.. Im going to sign up and do this marathon. But im scared. 42km seems sooo far away from the 20 I can run now.. Even though I do have like 8 months haha. Can you pleasssee just come here and be my personal trainer? lol
At first, you’re going to look at your training schedule and think to yourself, "What the eff is this crap?"
Then, as you’re nearing the 20 mile/32k mark, you’re going to start going a little bit coo-coo.
You’ll also want to eat everything. (Don’t search “eating gif” on Tumblr).
Then, on the day of the race, you’ll be one of many in a huge crowd. You’ll be freaking out and wondering why you ever decided to run 42k.
But then you will start running and feel unstoppable. Until about 37k where all you want to do is die and never run again. You are determined to finish, no matter how badly you want to quit.
Everything hurts. Even your brain. You want to be done, but every step you take seems slower than the last. Somehow though, you finish. You cross that finish line. You eat a lot of food. Maybe you even take an ice bath. As horrible as it was, you’d do it again. And maybe you will.
For now though, you’re just slightly dancing because your body hates you.
You’re a beast and no one can stop you. You can do this. I will, however, drop everything to come and be your personal trainer. I would just need you to fly me there.
My blog was lacking some gif action. I have a feeling that a lot of you searched “eating gif” after I said not to do it.