The last 4 months I have been training vigorously for the Loch Ness Marathon to be held this Sunday, 29 September 2013. This is my final week of training and I am pleased to say that it has all gone reasonably well with only some minor injuries and a few cuts and bruises. This is my third marathon, I did the New York Marathon in 2007 and the London Marathon in 2010, both really challenging but amazing experiences. Below is a photo of the training plan I have been following for the Loch Ness Marathon 2013:
I am excited about the Marathon run this Sunday, it can be a very exhilarating and highly emotional experience as you push your body past the realms of capability. I am not sure if I will commit to doing another Marathon, I may look for a new fitness challenge, so this Sunday I am going to embrace the whole experience fully and be so thankful for my health, energy and fitness levels to take me past the finish line. Below is a photograph of my running medals since I started road running in 2007:
I have learned a lot about myself whilst setting myself these running challenges or any challenge for that matter. I know when I fully commit to a goal that I want to do, my determination and tunnel-vision focus will always see me achieve it. It is like I have this inner dial in my subconscious mind switched to whatever the goal is and I know I am going to do it, I have absolute faith and belief that I will achieve that goal…..but it has to be a goal that I am passionate about doing!!
Of course, just like any goal you want to achieve in life, you have to have a plan and you have to introduce new daily rituals which will support you and move you towards that goal. Just like my Marathon Training Plan above, then all I have to do is follow it…..simple!! Hahaha, well sometimes not so simple but I know you get my drift. 🙂
So there you have it, this Sunday, 29 September 2013, I will be running 26.2 miles in an around Inverness, Scotland and I look forward to sharing the success story in a future blog post.
What goal have you always wanted to achieve and why? Maybe, today is the day you decide to commit to it fully, set the inner dial on your subconscious mind to whatever it is and just you go for it.
Much love to you today, Clarabelle
- Getting Ready to Run a Marathon (everydayhealth.com)
- Garston woman set to race in Loch Ness Marathon (watfordobserver.co.uk)
- Scotland: the world’s adventure capital? (telegraph.co.uk)
- Another Step Towards Durban – original post 4/9/13 (couchpotatotocomrades.wordpress.com)
- …from Loch Ness to Melbourne. (seriesofadventures.wordpress.com)
- Real Talk (weallhavesomethingtorunfor.wordpress.com)
- Race Recap: Omaha 10K September 22,2013 (littlemoreeachday.wordpress.com)