I’m one week out from the TCS New York City Marathon, and I have never felt more unprepared for a race in my life.
Let me explain. I’ve been an active runner for almost three years now. The first year was all about exploration and seeking the thrill of the miles. The second was focused on getting better (read: faster). The third has been mostly tepid participation.
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment that the funk started, but it definitely festered throughout this year. And apathy hit hardcore a few weeks into training for the NYC Marathon. I lost speed from the spring. I missed short weekday runs. Then I missed longer weekend runs. I really had no motivation for getting out and putting in the miles. I often thought of just bowing out of the race, but then I remembered I’d already paid for it and bought non-refundable airfare.
I know this is a poor-me post, but all is not lost.
I figure I’ll take this opportunity to make NYC an experience and to enjoy it as much as I can – even if it takes me 8 1/2 hours to finish the thing. So, if you follow me on Twitter, I’ll be posting through the race using #glennrunsnyc.
Prepare for ridiculousness.