(Closed) My Marathon “Affair”

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I totally agree that the timing is hard. I’m in grad school and am in the lab for insanely long hours, which cuts into quality time with Fiance. It makes the hours+ time for long runs that much harder – and we don’t have kids. Which means, since you can fit it in, you are amazing.

But when it’s hard I think about how much happier I am with this interest/outlet – weeks when I’m light on the miles, I alternate between ball-of-stress and emotional-terror (well.. I feel like it anyway. : ). And I just try to pick some way to support him in return.

Have fun at your race, whether you do the 1/2 or full. You’ll kick butt 😀

Post # 4
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MarryMeTiffany: Most definitely. I’ve done a couple half-marathons and was very dedicated to the last one. It felt like it was a second job and I had a hard time fitting it in with dinner dates with friends, wedding planning, and seeing my Fiance. Luckily it wasn’t TOO bad for awhile because Fiance was busy on Saturday mornings a lot, which allowed me to do my long runs then.

Right afterwards, I took a break and had the runner race-end depression. Not having a goal to work toward is hard for me, especially to keep off weight I lost. I’m thinking of doing a full marathon next year, but I don’t know how I’ll find the time.

It sounds like you have a lot on your place, and kudos to you for doing something awesome FOR YOU amid your busy life. If you like it, maybe have a goal to do one half-marathon or one 10K race every year or every two years. That way you’ll not always have the committment on your plate but you’ll still have an exhilarating challenge every once in awhile.

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