Oh. My. God. It’s official. I’m signed up to do the Nike Womens’ San Francisco Marathon. Eeeeeeschhkkkk!
At certain times in life there are no words, only sounds and this is one of them. Eeeeeeschhkkkk! 9 parts excitement 1 part fear.
The race is on 17 October this year, which gives me approximately three months to get marathon fit. I should mention, that I’ve not actually run now for over three weeks, so tomorrow must mark the beginning of said training.
I will be updating my progress on here, outfits worn, routes run, food consumed, highs, lows and in betweens as well as interviews with marathon phobics/converts/successes and failures.
I plan to feel fully ready in both mind and body, I don’t want race day to arrive and rather than be raring to go I’m staring hopelessly at my trainer wondering how to attach a rocket booster.
So mind and body will be put through paces as of tomorrow. In this sweltering heat I should be training in the right temperatures, so a big tick can go next to acclimatisation.
Roll on tomorrow morning, pulling on my shorts and pounding the pavements again – this time with intent.
Why not start tonight if I’m so excited? Well, let’s keep it real, a Friday night is still a Friday night, even when I’m aspiring to be Britain’s next top athlete ;0)
San Fran – BRING. IT. ON.