Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reflecting on the past, present, future...

I've been reading over some old posts from this time last year when I ran my first half marathon (and first ever race) at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I'm not sure if I'm looking for motivation or just a distraction, but it's somehow comforting to read about my nervous anticipation in the days leading up to the race, and eventually a successful race report. It's hard to say if I was more nervous then or now, because I'm quite sure the 21.1K distance was equally daunting at that time as the 42.2 is now.

I'm excited that my first marathon will take place at the same event as my first race, exactly one year later. Looking back, I don't mind at all that it didn't quite work out to run the Mississauga Marathon in May as planned. There's something about Scotia that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy....or is that just nerves?! Almost all of my friends are going to be there, most of whom running either the full or half, and it's just going to be a fan-freaking-tastic day.

But back to the old posts: I came across this one entitled "Now what?" written just days after the race, in which I had planned out my 2008 race year. My how things change!

According to that post, the plan was:

May: Mississauga Half Marathon, Persechini 10K (local)
August: Midsummer Night's Run 15K or 30K
September: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
October: Oasis Zoo Run 10K

If you take at the sidebar on the right, you'll see how the year has actually panned out so far.

My wheels have been turning like crazy with plans for 2009, no matter how hard I try not to think about it until after the race. One thing I know for certain, it's going to be a busy year. Off the top of my head, there are at least 9 "musts" and that only takes me through September. I'll let you in on the plan in about two weeks. :)


P.S. 12 days!


Jess said...

It is comforting to read those old posts, and it's also comforting to read others' blogs who are going through some of the same anxiety, questions, concerns, injuries, or triumphs. It's always nice to know that your experience isn't singular.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

be proud of yourself... you've come very far in a such a short time :)

Marci said...

Its nice to look back and reflect. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished this far!

Lily on the Road said...

Wow, you've been on the superhighway to success!

You are going to absolutely blow the Marathon AWAY!!

If I can get myself organised, I'll be in touch about meeting up.

Maybe Saturday at the Expo??? That way I'll know who I'm looking for when I'm cheering you on at the END!!

Marcy said...

Dang girl you're going to be booked for 2009! LOL Sounds like you've got one heck of a plan ;-)