Life after the Marine Corps Marathon


17 daysNow, I realize we are still 17 Days and 22 hours away from the Marine Corps Marathon.  I am not delusional and thinking I have already finished it! I Swear!!!!!
On my twenty-mile run, I had a wee bit of time to think.  I have been focused on the Marine Corps Marathon for  3 years now.  I have spent a good chunk of those years training for it, just to have it derailed for two of those. But this year I am going to start AND finish it – even if I have to crawl or do  it on crutches!

So what is after that?  I have been exercising based on the Hal Higdon Novice 1 training plan (with slight modifications because  I don’t follow directions well) for six months now.  I have not really jumped on my Bowflex much, for fear of injuring myself-  and as Mr. Higdon advises against adding strength training if you have already begun your marathon training – and haven’t been  doing  it before.  In the bowflex book is a “bowflex-only” training and nutrition program designed to help lose weight and develop overall strength.  I could definitely use both of these.

I have thought about doing Tang Soo Do, as I did enjoy it up in NY, but have avoided doing so since I moved down here.  I am very aware of the ways I hurt myself there – even if minor.  Done at the right (wrong) time – it would stop the marathon, so up until the marathon?  — >no go on Tang Soo Do.

Then there is the SCA, or the Society for Creative Anachronism. I used too “heavy fight” up in the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle in NY, but Since I moved down to the Barony of Lochmere in Atlantia, I have not.  I did enjoy it and the camaraderie – much as I did from Tang Soo Do.

And then there is of course, running.  I got into this because I enjoy running.   While I haven’t necessarily enjoyed running according to what a piece of paper tells me too, or even trying to find 4 hours to go running.. I do enjoy the four hours spent running (well maybe not the last half hour…)

It may seem premature to be thinking about this now, but I don’t think so. I have read of many people that feel lost after their marathon is completed and their goal is reached.  I have made some great progress getting in good shape, lowering my body fat percentage and improving my eating.  I think that having an idea of “whats next” – is going to be necessary to keep that train rolling, even if I am not focusing on a marathon.

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As my marathon training ends, I find that the time I have left to raise funds to help the homeless is also drawing to an end.  I would ask you to please click in the top right corner on the Help the Homeless banner, and consider donating.  $10 becomes 20, as Fannie Mae is matching the donations.

Please help.

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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