When I created this blog it was to help me mentally power through marathon training. 2013 was supposed to be my year of the marathon...and then I got pregnant, and it became all about a different sort of marathon. That's okay, everyone told me - you can do a marathon in 2014!
And I want to. I'm staring at the Des Plaines River Trail marathon (there's also a half and an ultra) and I so want to say yes.
But I'm so nervous. Do I realistically have time to do it this year with a baby? I've been running at most twice a week right now. That will change as he gets older...by the end of March when he hits 6 months I'm anticipating being able to get out there twice a week on a stroller run and then 1-2 times per weekend.
But I forgot how easily life becomes hard to plan with a baby. And a marathon is a LOT of commitment.
I want to register and give myself a goal, and say 2014 is my year of the marathon. But I hate to set a goal that I'm not sure I can meet. A difficult goal is one thing, because I love things that require me to work hard to get what I want. But there's a difference between debating if it's difficult and debating if it's possible. And I'm just not sure which this is!