See, I am human sometimes. But I'm pushing past those thoughts and moving onward and upward!
Right after I hit the "publish post" button, I clicked on over to MizFitOnline. Let's just say I felt a proverbial bitchslap! (In a good way, Miz!, In a good way). Her post yesterday was about Attitude and Gratitude, which obviously I need a BIG, fat reminder. So thank you Miz!
There are only 10 more days until the Portland Marathon. Boy, do I have a lot to be thankful for. Because I love lists, I will outline a few:
- Awesome training season - I stuck to Ze Plan and I think I found a plan that works for me.
- I started with 3 basic goals and I am pretty sure that I will reach all of them! Hopefully even surpass my time goal. I put 4:20 out there originally, but I am really aiming for a 4 hour marathon. (Remember my time last year was 4:45, but I have worked really hard on this).
- I'm so grateful that I have a strong and healthy body that allows me to be this crazy runner girl that I have become.
- I grateful for fun, amazing, fantastic friends that are going to run with me. And grateful for new friends that I'm going to meet because of it. How incredible is it to have POSITIVE people in your life!
- A life in balance is a good thing. I feel more ready than I ever have!
A few people have asked what my running looks like up until the marathon. I am going to stick with what I've been doing. Drinking TONS of water. I'm thinking about 100+ oz per day, especially if I'm doing Bikram. Of course, this is subject to change because I'm flexible like that:
Thur - 4 miles
Fri - yoga
Sat - 8 miles & yoga
Sun - yoga (maybe)
Mon - 4 miles
Tue - yoga
Wed - 4 miles
Thur - Bikram, then traveling to PDX
Fri - Maybe a couple miles or just a lot of walking in Portland
Sat - Chill with my girls, eat, rest up
Sun - 26.2 in 4 hours!!!!!
Everyone has those "negative nelly" days!
I am totally sure you are going to do your marathon in the time you have set - totally!
Good luck with it. I'm rooting for you.
as long as you're not permanently negative, you're okay. I can't believe it's only 10 days away!
I am having a negative nelly day today! But of course its all about attitude and even if we have bad days, there is still so much to be happy about!
Good luck in Portland! Watch your water consumption - 100 oz. seems very high to me. You don't need that much (maybe on a Bikram day). Washing out all of the salt out of your body can be dangerous - if your hands start to swell, cut back and get some salt.
"No song of the day because I'm grumpy" was the funniest thing I read yesterday.
Look out Portland, here comes POM.
You're right, that is a lot to be thankful for!
everyone has those days :) at least it happened yesterday and not on 10/5! you are so ready, you are going to rock!
Wooohoo.. I am all negative nancy today myself...
I am so inspired by your running and success... Just signed up to my first full marathon in February...
You are an inspiration - way to go on meeting your goals and, you know, I love the lists...
I like this outlook! You are there! The next 10 days looks great.
I'm so glad that you're feeling better. Good luck with the next 10 days. You'll do great at the marathon.
Wow! I wish I could plan like you and actually follow through more than 50% of the time!
Can't wait to read about your sub-4 hour marathon!
Good to hear that your negative mood has left your system. A person needs these moods to see the good things again.
Good luck on your schedule for the coming days. All the best on the marathon!
That is a great "grateful" list! Wow, 10 days to go. Good luck!!
Oooh it's getting so close! The weather here is kind of all over the place (some heat, some rain) but most likely will be perfect for your race. I can't wait to come cheer you on to a 4 hour marathon!! :)
Glad to hear you're feeling chipper again!
Yay positiveness! But I think it's important to have down days to put the positive days in perspective!
You're gonna kick ass!
you totally have the right attitude! You are going to kick booty on your race!
You are going to do great. EXCITEMENT! only 10 days to go. You will rock!
I am glad I saw this particular post. I have had a few negative moments lately and this is the reminder I need. You are so inspirational-especially to a new runner like myself. 26.2 in 4 hours-you can do it! I hope to get there someday. Thanks for sharing! Keep rockin!
hope your run went FAB today.
Im honored if I got to virtually b*tchslap you :)
FEEL FREE to return the favor any time.
Im always in need...
Wow! Race day is almost here!!!
Glad you're feeling better girl. You're so going to kick ass in Portland! I can't wait to hear about it!!
You're doing so great!
You are TOTALLY allowed to be negative! It's all good! You're gonna kick ass in Portland, and YOU ARE GOING TO RUN IT IN LESS THAN FOUR HOURS! Now, we all know that, but YOU have to believe it. Seriously. :):)
I should try and sleep now. My marathon is in 3 days and I already can't sleep--It's 145am here!
Sometimes the negative nelly posts are necessary to get the funk out.
Best of luck in the marathon - can't wait to see your sub-4 hour finish. Think about going for a nice walk on the Friday or Saturday before the big day, just to stretch your legs out.
Good stuff!!! You are totally prepared!!!
Thanks for the link to mizfit. Added her to my favs. Good luck at Portland
OH, you were looking for positive? Guess I'll stay home ;-).
You're going to rock this race!
Good luck! Will be cheering you from D.C.
Have a 1/2 marathon in a couple weeks - eeek!
Venting helps!! LOL, you are positive, you're just at the end of training where everything is in your face...
You are so ready for this race....chin up girlie!! Glad you found your attitude of gratitude!!!
Go get 'em!
We all have negative days, some just choose to vent more than others! Glad that you are running again and so thankful for everything. :) There's a silver lining to every grey cloud. So now here comes the shocker, I do all my long runs in Huntington too! I bet we've passed each other without even knowing it. :)
p.o.m you are totally going to run your 4 hour marathon!!! I am so happy to know you and be inspired by you!! Your the bestest!!!
Happy you're feeling good and that's really neat to see your running program- you're a running machine!
Wahoo! Excited for the PDX + POM blogger meet up!!
we all need a little bitch slapping every once in a while. You're going to own that 4 hour marathon!
Very interesting to hear your plan! I really hope you make the 4-hour time, because I ran my first marathon in 4:36 and would also like to break 4 hours next time I run a marathon. So lead the way, girl!!
All caught up on my POM!
We all have the right to be negative sometimes. As long as we don't turn in to Debbie Downers it is all good.
I hope you meet your goals in Portland. Just make sure there is no Vegas over these next few days and you will be golden.
Just catchin up on my blog reading since I was out of town on business last week.
Wow 10 days...you are soooo ready! It has really been inspiring reading about your plan and how you have really stuck to your guns. I think J and I are going to be here the weekend of the marathon. I'd love to have a meetup if you have any free time. I'm sure Gazelle's, HTC and Junk Miles would be up for it too.
Where are you staying in Portland? I just signed up and booked flights and can't wait to meet you!
One thing I love about your posts, POM is that they are almost always about grace and positivity. Congrats to you for sticking with Ze Plan and making it through training in excellent shape. I'm thinking running the marathon will be easy for you because you rocked the training, which would have been the tough part.
Good luck for a good rest week and congrats for being awesome!
Good luck -- a few days and counting!!
side note: You've inspired me to go for a HALF!
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