Today, Coach Jeff and I decided that my Spring marathon was a bad idea. There are a slew of reasons/excuses why this training season did not go well but it all boils down to life getting in the way.
Making this decision was not easy but Jeff is right, going into a marathon mentally unprepared is almost as bad as going into it physically unprepared. And mentally, I am not there. Mentally, I am preparing my son for his life at a service academy. Mentally, I am worrying about my mom and my sister who has to take care of her. Mentally, I am not prepared for what a super slow marathon would do to me down the road.
But, that being said, I know that the marathon is something I can do. Not today and not next month but when I have to. And I will have to. I will have to do the marathon in the process of training for Beach to Battleship. I will have to run it as part of the Ironman. And I know I can.
I have never shared a video on here before but this came across my desk this morning, just as I made the decision to give up this marathon and it reminded me of what I can do.