You read that right. This is a big year.
The big 3-0.
In April, I'll leave my 20's behind and venture into middle age.
What I'm banking on is that I'll finally be old enough to go to bed before 9pm and watch Wheel of Fortune without being judged.
Oh, that's still not cool at 30? Hmmm. Ah well, there's always 40.
So. I know I've been hinting at a big plan for my big day. As cryptic as it was, I wasn't sure if I wanted to broadcast my idea to
I'm doing this for me.
If I don't do it? Big deal. I want to do something to commemorate a milestone in my life. Is turning 30 REALLY that big a deal? Pfft, heck no. It's just another day.
But. As rough as life has been the past year and a half, I really want to do something to show how far I've come with running. I want something positive to start this new decade of my life. To go from a 10th grader who could barely run 3 miles, to....
Running 30 miles on my 30th birthday.
The first time I had this thought was when THIS COOL CHICK did it. I know, I'm such a follower.
It got the wheels a turnin' and I found myself googling "long runs and tapering before a marathon".
My birthday is about 6 weeks before the Buffalo Marathon, and I don't want to peek too early. From what I've read, it's okay to peek at mileage that early, and to perhaps continue on with a harder training program in the form of effort for a few weeks past that.
So who knows. That's my plan right now. Maybe I'll do it, maybe I'll fail miserably. But, I want to give it my all, and try.
I think one of the biggest regrets you can have in life is not trying to fulfill your dreams.
Be ambitious. You might surprise yourself.
Help! Any insight on marathon tapering? I can take all the advice I can get :)