Tuesday, June 9, 2009

When the Dust Settles....

Reality sets in.

OH. MY. GOD. I SIGNED UP TO DO A FULL MARATHON!!!!!!!!!! All of the sudden I just realized what that means. Training. Lots and lots of training. In fact my summer is going to be devoted to October 4th, 2009. In seventeen weeks I will be be running 26.2 miles. Shit. It is one thing to say you are going to do a marathon, and it is completely different preparing for one. WTF was I thinking!?!?!?!?

Too late to back out now....or I should say, I am too cheap to back out.

It may not have been the smartest move to sign up for a major race while I have living in what seems to be a constant state of chaos. I do think that signing my life away to this race might actually be a good thing. Since I will be living in running shorts all summer, I won't be able to over commit to anything. ha!

I think I need a paper bag! *deep breaths*

28 comments:

jlc said...

ahhhh that's so exciting!!!!!


i'd love to sign up for one. even a half. i can't wait to read future posts!

Twix said...

FANTASTIC!!! :D Congrats and GOOD LUCK!!!

I, too, thought about signing up for a half. I don't know where to look for one. Looking forward to reading about your new adventure! Hooray!

teacherwoman said...

deap breaths my dear! Deap breaths!
How exciting!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Carly! that is tooooooo awesome for words! Congratulations! Bring on the training!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

The anticipation is worse then the actual event itself, I promise!

Good for you for just signing up - don't look back, you will do awesome!!!

D10 said...

You'll be fine, calm down. I think it is great you signed up. You are going to have a fantastic summer of training.

lindsay said...

woo hoo!! very exciting! it will be fun - training and racing. enjoy every step :)

Sarah said...

Good luck!!!! Can't wait to read all about your training!

Missy said...

Woohoo, that rocks! Training is the hard part and it'll be a great way to plan your summer. You'll just have to keep us updated with crazy kinda training stories.

Jess said...

You've done it before, you can do it again. Just remind yourself of that.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Enjoy the training!!! Your running will be your escape from everything else, you'll do well! :) Congrats!

Heather said...

You will be fine! Just get running. And have fun. :)

Marlene said...

No turning back now! You're going to do it!

Carolina John said...

hey my first marathon is saturday. we all have to do what we have to do. enjoy the training, once you get into it some, and the long runs start getting long, everything will settle down.

Megsie said...

You are crazy. But you can do it!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Woohoo!

Tammy said...

All right, Carly. You can do this. You just have to schedule your training runs and stick to it.

Good luck with the training!

AKA Alice said...

Yay Carly!...

I always find that money spent on a race is a great motivator too...

Lauren said...

Hahaha! I've totally been there. You can do it though! You didn't really need those Saturday mornings anyhow. Good luck!

X-Country2 said...

YAY!!! Good luck, and I can't wait to read how it goes.

SeeGirlRun said...

You are so BRAVE! You can do it. Plenty of time. Way cool!!!!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Don't psych yerself out, sister!

I think you'll be fine.

RunToFinish said...

wahooo marathon here she comes! Shoot with all of the bloggie support and the whole oh crap now I've told people thing, you'll be fine :)

Kelly said...

Yeah, I thought that maybe signing up for a race would motivate me to make time for workouts, but so far... nope. Which makes the race even scarier. I hope your summer goes well, and I hope you can find time to fit it all in and rock your race.

MCM Mama said...

You'll do great! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Meg said...

YAY! GO YOU! I'm so excited to read about it! You'll have to share your training plans...I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to train myself into a runner. So far I can run 2.5 miles tops.

Cyndi said...

SO awesome! For now just think as far ahead as the next training run! October will be here before you know it!Woot!

A friend of mine from my blog shared a mantra....I am adopting it as I train for my next half in October.

Push your mind....your body WILL follow.

Good Luck!

Running Around Acres said...

Congrats on the 'full' commitment. Ok, bad joke. You can do it. You got all of us to chide you if you break down. Which race is it?