Well, I did it! I paid the registration fee and I will be running the San Francisco Marathon on July 27th!!
I’m excited and sort-of terrified at the same time. I crashed and burned during the last 6 miles of my first marathon, and I’m hoping to be better prepared this time around. I think I will be too-I’ve built a much stronger running base, I have a better understanding of fueling and hydration (a little salt goes a long way!), and I’m just a more experienced runner in general.
What terrifies me, besides running the daunting distance of 26.2 miles, is the hills. I’ve run the first half of the race 2 years in a row, and my legs have been spent by the end. Around mile 13, the full and half split off from each other. I always wave goodbye to the full marathoners, thanking my lucky stars I’m finished! And now I will be one of them. Gulp.
There are just over 11 weeks until race day, and I still have a lot of work to do. But come July 27th, I WILL be ready for you San Francisco!
*I’m writing this on my iPhone because I’m computer-less at the moment, so if it looks or sounds bad SORRY! 😁*