Hello, fellow runners! I have done multiple 5Ks and 1 formal 10K race. I am doing the New Orleans half marathon Feb. 2013. How I came to my decision was a bit circuitous and I put a bit more detail below.
I had decided last week to do a full marathon Feb. 2013. I have had a lot of anxiety and worry about the marathon after I made the decision. As I evaluated my anxiety and my decision to do the marathon, I had to acknowledge I wanted to do the marathon more out of boredom with 5 and 10Ks than out of the pure desire to push myself. As a result, I had a lot of anxiety about my abilities.
Last night in my meditation, I listened to my heart and realized I need to do a half marathon first. Doing the half will build my confidence for the full marathon. It will also break me out of the 5K boredom and push my abilites without the full on intensity of marathon training.
I am just awaiting the pull in my heart for the full. It is a decision not to be made out of boredom.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
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