A couple months later I signed up for the LA Marathon. This is so far the only race I’ve signed up for but bailed on before the race. I wasn’t ready, mentally and probably physically. I remember the forecast was for a hot day and I panicked, thinking “I can’t do it in that heat.”
So, I signed up the Ventura Marathon again…and I signed up for a group training program. This was one of my best decisions! I successfully took close to 45 minutes off my time (finished in 5:04:36). After this I started working with Josh Spiker with the long term goal of qualifying for the 2018 Boston Marathon. With Josh’s help I’ve gotten closer and closer!
Tomorrow is my second attempt to qualify. The first was Carlsbad last January where I missed the qualifying time by 4 minutes (4:14:20). I’m ready…scared…ready…nervous…ready! Now I get to wait about 24 hours…and I’m ready!
Today I’m personally thankful for: the running support from my husband, Scott; good coaching; the ability to run.