Not today, but in 163 days I will be a marathoner!
In honor of today being National Running Day, I thought I would share my fall plans with y'all. I might add some other small local races for fun.
So far, I have these races lined up:
June 22: Downtown Sundown 5K
September 15: Hokie Half Marathon
November 16: Richmond Marathon
My big brother surprised me by paying for my registration for "America's Friendliest Marathon" for graduation, and my Dad gifted me with a Garmin Forerunner 110, so I'm super pumped to get to training!
Ideally I wish I were living in Richmond and could participate in their training group, but I'm confident that I'll be able to train just fine here on the hills of Blacksburg. Of course not without my trusty Hal Higdon training plan!
It's intimidating to think I'm going to run 22 miles and NOT have a cheering section, medal or free food to greet me at the end of that training run, but with each run I just think how worth it it will be to be able to make it to that finish line and the sense of accomplishment I will feel.
My older brother is running it as well, however I'm not sure if we'll try and stay together or not. I think he's probably going to run faster than me! I'm just trying to keep moving and finish :)
If anyone has ANY marathon training/racing advice, I would love it!
Now, get out there and run today! Even if you aren't a runner, 1 mile is better than nothing :)