One week to go and so many thoughts...
I'm nervous and excited.
I'm feeling unprepared, but know I'll make it. (I'm accepting the fact that I have once again been terrible at training.)
I'm panicking at the amount of fundraising I still have to do. (Feel free to support Mass Eye and Ear!)
I'm nervous that my old injuries will act up.
I'm nervous that I will fail.
BUT, I'm super excited to experience the Boston course and the excitement of the crowds.
While also nervous about the crowds at the same time.
But still excited. It's very confusing!
The months are going by faster than I could have imagined and I'm alternating between panic and excitement. Some days I think about running through the crowds of cheering people in Boston and get the nervous, excited butterflies. Some days I have pain in my foot or knee or any other imaginable part of my body and doubt if I'll even be able to do this.
But that's half the fun. Not knowing, but going for it. Pushing limits. Sticking to things you committed to, even when they seem crazy, in both running and fundraising.
A few weeks ago I got myself a nice Christmas present: a boot. What a shitty Christmas present!
After getting into the Boston Marathon, I decided I better see a doctor about my mystery injury so I could be sure I'd be able to run the marathon without needing an amputation after.
Turns out I have a coalition -- aka a couple bones in my foot are fused together. Fun! Not what I expected at all, but sometimes that happens. Gotta roll with it I guess.
The end of this year really did still really throw a wrench in my plans, but life goes on...so...Happy New Year! Let's set some goals :)
I might be slightly dramatic saying this is a crisis, but this is my current struggle! I am struggling to organize (aka REIGN IN) my fitness and training plans. There are just SO MANY ACTIVITIES that seems fun and like I NEED to do them!
First and foremost (and I need to remind myself often that this is first and foremost!) is marathon training. I have changed my mind multiple times but I am OFFICIALLY REGISTERED for a fall marathon so there is no turning back now! Kiss the $80 goodbye and get to running, girl! Manchester City Marathon here I come!
Over one month down in marathon training! The first 3 weeks I was actually pretty bored. I am used to working out more than this and found myself wanting to do more, but I followed my plan, just mixing up or skipping a few days. I was really missing cross-training though! So I'm excited to be reaching the point in my training plan where I add back in some cross training days, even if one is a low-impact/active-recovery day.
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance