Be Careful What You Wish For

You know how they say be careful what you wish for? It's true.

Since Tokyo, I've been saying that I feel amazingly good. That I'm in love with running again could totally run another marathon, if given the opportunity. It was so easy to say, because I didn't think I would have that option. And then, yesterday I was offered a last minute spot in Boston.


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Now I have no idea what to do. I've changed my mind at least 20 times in the last 24 hours. I'm going to run! No, I'm not ready! But it's Boston, just run! But I don't want to get hurt!

Basically, it boils down to this. I have always wanted to run Boston and I think that this year, especially, is going to be absolutely amazing. 

On the other hand, I don't know if I am ready. Tokyo was a month ago and I haven't run longer than 9 miles since. I don't want to get hurt, or mentally burn out, on running. I've never done 2 marathons in a season. 



  1. OMG do it! You're body is already fit from Tokyo. You've "rested" the month afterwards. How do you feel now? You have a good 2 weeks....and then taper. Could you squeeze in a 16 miler/20 miler/then taper?

  2. Unless you think you will qualify for Boston soon... I would totally do it, now! You'll be able to pick the long runs back up! I have run marathons 5 weeks apart and felt great! Your body hasn't forgotten the endurance yet.


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