Thursday, March 22, 2012

You know you're training for a marathon when . . .

1. You do laundry All. The. Time. and 90% of it is your running clothes.

2. Your nightmares about being late/unprepared for the marathon have progressed from the simple fear of "Eeek! I forgot to pack my running shoes!" to the more complicated "OK. I forgot my running shoes, sports bra, gels, and my water bottle. I'll tape the bottom of my feet so I can still run. I'll forgo the bra. Let me see if there is anyone I can sweet-talk into giving me gels and water . . . " Tape the bottoms of my feet? Who does that?

3. You buy snacks based on their potential ability to help keep your young sons happy while you run on the treadmill.

4. You buy gels by the 24-count box. And still run out.

5. One of your most visited sites on your browser history list is the McMillan Running Calculator.

6. You go out for drinks with your girlfriends who are also training for the marathon and you spend hours talking about that training.

7. Your biggest concern about an upcoming weekend away is how you'll fit in your 16-miler.

8. Nine miles on a Saturday seems like a short day.

9. You stress about race day weather. Starting 16 weeks before the race.

10. You fear that training success could jinx you on race day and spend hours contemplating how to avoid that.

Yup, that's how you know you're training for a marathon.

New Jersey Marathon, I'm coming at ya!


Do you stress about weather? Have crazy marathon dreams? 


Thanks for stopping by!

~ Felice

 

12 comments:

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

This is pretty similar to 1/2 marathon training!

Bill Fine said...

Right there with ya.........except the part about the sports bra!

Stress about the weather? Here in Boston.....with the "winter" we've been having? Nah......just waiting for it to start snowing on Marathon Monday!

No worries.....LOL

J said...

Oh yeah that is totally my life! I am doing laundry all the time with all my workouts! I haven't had any dreams about the race yet but there is still time!

Elle said...

Haha, yes, yes, yes!!! I am in marathon training right now and I swear everyone around me is thinking I have gone a little nutsy. Oh well, all in the name of our favorite past-time!!

Bridget said...

Ha to the Hardy Ha Ha!
Too funny. And yes. We can talk for hours about running. And then talk some more about it. And more.

Zaneta said...

haha! Too funny!! :) I had nightmares last year before my marathon... but not about needing to tape my feet! lol...

Michelle Dragoo said...

Cut that in half (currently training for a half) and I SOOO get it! hehe! This will be me this summer when I train for Chicago!

Tina @ Best Body Fitness said...

I can relate to each of these!!!

Lisa said...

Love this list! My running nightmares are all about running in slow motion. I'm not necessarily in a race, but just need to run somplace important and can't seem to get there.

Ness said...

You are totally right! good luck!!

Cindy said...

too funny! i do #7 all the time!

jimo780 said...

Yes, race day weather. I remember running intervals in a downpour and the coach reminded us that we can't pick race-day weather.

The look on one runner's face as she said 'rain on race day?': priceless.

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