Marathon Number 10 is in one month and I'm doing more and better cross-training than I ever have in the past. But I have a problem. A significant problem. In the past year or so I have developed an aversion to the idea of running long distances during training. If it wasn't Twin Cities Marathon's 25th anniversary or my 10th marathon I would happily cash it in and volunteer on the course. I've always wanted to do that even though I know tears would be streaming down my face for six hours just watching all those people run. It gets me all choked up just thinking about it (and I get all weepy-eyed thinking about my friend, Mary, running her first).
But I think I've decided to go ahead and run. What are the chances that one long slow distance of six miles (ha aha ha hahahahah!) and new shoes will see me through? My goal for the marathon is to finish without broken feet and knees and with a limited amount of swearing or crying during the race. VocalEssence has a concert at 4 p.m. that afternoon so I will have to be walk on and off some risers by 3 o'clock.
Wish me luck. It's gonna supersuck.
Well, anyway. Here's the reason I started to write this post: Inspirational running music that helped me make it through mile two today. :-) Dick Dale, Miserlou
(Hmm. Maybe this was what the yesterday's anxiety dream was all about.)