No, I didn't turn 20. Well, not recently...more than 9 years ago, in fact. (gulp) The 20 I'm talking about is my first 20 mile run of the season. Woot!
I really had the perfect day for it. It was in the low 50s to start, and warmed up just a bit over the course of the run. We were at my favorite trail, and 2 of my running buddies were also tackling 20, so I had company the whole time. And although I was definitely starting to feel it near the end, it was kind of...awesome.
So why am I so hesitant to register for this dang marathon?!
I told myself if this 20-miler went well that I'd register. But I still haven't bitten the bullet. It's not the money holding me back ($99) or even the travel (3 hour drive.) I think I'm still worried that I won't be able to do it. Or do it well. Or without getting injured.
But I know I'll regret not doing it. Especially since I'm already so far into the training. Why else would I get up at the crack of dawn to run 20 miles if I weren't training for a marathon, right?!
Ugh. I think I'll give it another week. Maybe you have some advice for me?