I will be taking on the Run Donna (Breast Cancer Research) Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida this Sunday, February 12th. Usually I set an A, B, and C goal for each marathon to keep myself on track and have various levels of ambition based on how the day itself goes.
However, that is not the case for this marathon. For this marathon I have just one goal – to finish happy, healthy, and INJURY FREE!
I know it is best for me to go into this race with just one goal, and not to put too much pressure on myself, for many reasons:
1. I have been sick with the NoroVirus for the last two weeks and have not been able to do anything but lay in bed and get ill.
2. My adrenal fatigue is still very severe and it limits my training even when I am healthy, I just don’t have that push – I am always exhausted. (Only 9 days until I meet my new specialist about this, I am excited!)
3. My training SUCKED – with all my medical drama I only worked out about 2 times a week instead of the 5/6 I used to do.
4. I have been struggling on and off with tendinitis issues in my left foot ever since the NYC marathon.
Because of everything that has been going on my only goal for the Run Donna Marathon is to finish happy, healthy, and injury free. I’d rather slow it down and not hurt myself instead of pushing myself without the base to do it.
Let me know –
Have you ever run a full or half marathon without a time goal?
*I am praying that my new specialist is the answer to all my adrenal fatigue problems. I dream of getting my energy back so I can train for the Chicago marathon properly and set BIG GOALS for that one. I guess we will find out in a few weeks/months.