So a while back, when I was being a huge baby about losing my non-essential organ, I signed up for the Illinois Marathon. I’ve prob posted about this before, but because I am a terrible blogger, I can’t remember what I’ve posted about it. Sorry ’bout it.
I understand the ole appendix is not that big of a deal, but when your life is boring and you were pumped to train your ass off and hopefully run a PR in October, having to go under da knife sucks. I still ran the Chicago Marathon (and it was awesome), but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. Enter the Illinois Marathon. Also: I was signed up for the Illinois Half last spring, but I got stupid pneumonia. Womp womp.
I grew up outside of Champaign and went to U of Illinois, so I am excited to run around my old stomping groups. What I am not excited about is winter training.
This is the first time I’ve ever signed up for a spring marathon. Usually I am so maxed out on running after training all summer that the thought of running 15 miles in like February makes me want to barf. I also hate the treadmill, but it is a necessary evil in the winter. I’m hoping my motivation to tear up the marathon course (THAT WAS CRUSHED THIS SUMMER) will carry me through to April 27! And we all know Champaign is flat as hell, so a PR might not be out of the question!
So what I need to know, from all you crazy year long runners, is how do you stay motivated to train when it is pitch black at at 4:45pm and super cold?!