I don’t know what it is about hitting the double digits while training for my next half marathon but it totally inspires confidence in me.
Probably because 10 miles is *only* a 5k away from 13.1?
Or maybe hitting the double digits on Saturday’s run had nothing at all to do with the double digits and everything to do with how I felt on Saturday:
…like my legs had a mind of their own. There were quite a few times where I looked down to make sure my legs were still underneath me. They felt so speedy!
…like I’m feeling SO ready for another 13.1 in just five weeks. Signing up for another half marathon so close to the last one feels like the best decision ever. This training “cycle” feels much less like training and way more like running…just running. And I dig it.
…like if I can feel *this* good running in the double digits, I wonder what it would feel like to run 15, 18, 20 miles. Or even 26.2. Hmm.
Clearly that number is on my mind and I’m not sure why.
Am I really ready to tackle something that so few in this world will ever experience in this lifetime? (I kinda like the sounds of that…).
Is 2012 the year I’ll conquer 26.2? Am I thinking this way because my birthday is coming up and one year older (the big 3-2, oy) makes me want to prove that I still got it?
Or is it because I can?
I’m not sure. But 26.2 – you’re on the brain.
I have lots more to say on this topic over at my latest runspiration’s blog – “Because I Can” (how aptly named!). Samantha ran her second marathon this weekend and has been such an inspiration to me of late – so go check out my quasi-continuation of this post over at her blog.
She’s thinking she can talk me into all 26.2…what do you think?