I have 72 days until my first marathon! 10ish weeks. 72 days sounds better than 10 weeks. 10 weeks is WAY too soon. 72 days is far enough away.
This week I FINALLY feel like my training is coming together. I've been able to get in my workouts and feel good most of the time. I'm still trying to figure out what to eat during my runs. Everything seems to upset my stomach. I've got some time (72 whole days) to figure it out.
I had a 7 mile run a couple days ago. I was dreading it. It was pouring and cold. 7 miles is a difficult distance for me. I'm not sure how to run it. It's not a "long" run, but it's not short either. I forced myself to go and it was the best run I've had in a long time. A run that just clears your mind and makes you feel good. A run that reminds you why you run.
I realize in the next 72 days, I will have crappy runs. I will have runs that make me wonder why I'm doing this. There might be tears. But I know there will also be amazing runs. Runs with friends and runs with only my own thoughts (and Ke$ha on my ipod). I'm looking forward to my 4 miles tomorrow and 13 with Julie Saturday.