This was the day before the race! We went to one of our favorite breakfast spots to carb load! These shoes are honestly my very favorite of the season. You can find them here! SO comfy!! I just bought them in black too!
Wow! This was a whirlwind weekend and I can’t believe it’s come and gone. My dad and I have worked and trained so hard for this, and I think our training really paid off. I felt SO good through most of the race up until about mile 21. I REALLY hit a wall at that point. I have heard that the first 10 miles is adrenaline, the second ten is training, and the last six are purely mental. I definitely think that is true because it took everything in me to finish those last six miles!
Tay and the kids surprised me at mile 16 and mile 23. It helped me SO much to see them! I especially needed to see them at mile 23. The moment I saw Capri cheering for me I actually started to cry. It turns out that 23 miles of running can make you a little emotional! When thinking about all the training and all the setbacks (calf strain, falling on a trail and getting stitches, and overall sleep deprivation!), I was so proud of myself for finishing and I accomplishing my goal! It was such an amazing feeling! If I can do it, YOU can do it too! All you have to do is get up and GO RUN! Even if you start with half a mile. It’s an amazing feeling to set a goal and then accomplish that goal!
Now, we have one month to get ready for the NYC marathon! I am super nervous and hope my body has enough time to recover. I am still SO sore. Next up for me is do a few cryotherapy treatments and try to get a deep tissue massage. My goal for NYC is to get under 4 hours. Everything I have heard and read is to not try and go for a good time in New York because of the crowds, the uphill and long flat stretches, BUT I am going to try so wish me luck! I hope you have a great day! Please let me know if you have run the NYC marathon and have any tips!!