As expected, Spirit of the Marathon was awesome! This movie captured every aspect and emotion of what 26.2 miles does to a person. I felt I could relate to each of the runners' experiences. I was truly amazed that the first time runner and the elite runner have so much in common when it comes to tackling the marathon.
I was so inspired by all the athletes and their stories. Their determination and completion of their goals made me very excited for all my upcoming races, including the full marathon in November. I do have to say, although I am ready to experience the rush of racing again, I was reminded of how much blood, sweat, and tears go into a training schedule. Like anything else, it is something to take day by day.
This movie was something only a runner could appreciate. When I announced that I was going to be seeing this flick people either yawned or rolled their eyes. I came home wanted to rehash the highlights with my husband. It was no surprise that his face went blank as I was giving him the rundown. It is a similar reaction that he gets from me when he spouts off football stats or updates me on current events (I am not a news junkie).
It has been one week since I have completed a real workout. This bug that infected our house really got us down. I am feeling better but I am still exhausted. I took it easy this weekend and did a run/walk around Lake Nokomis. I certainly hope my energy level returns soon. There is one more week until the official training program starts for the Get in Gear 10K. I plan on starting this week for good measure.