I can't believe I am running the NYC Marathon in 50 days! When I started this journey 50 days from the marathon completely scared me and the mileage I am running also completely scared(s) me! I completed 16 miles for the second time this weekend and had a very interesting emotional experience with my inner voice and posted the below on Facebook.
Sharing my honest feelings with the world is a HUGE step for me. I am a very private person and only let a select few actually in. I have never been the person with tons of friends, I have always had a few close friends and a lot of acquaintances. A simple honest post like the below is BIG for me and I am sharing in hopes that this helps others.
I am so humbled and excited by the outpouring of support from my friends and family both emotionally and in support of my charitable goals. The generosity has been amazing and I have raised my fundraising goal not once but TWICE. I am now hoping to double my original goal and raise $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. If you would like to support my goal and donate please do so here - http://bit.ly/14fGxQa
From the Facebook post above:
50 days until the NYC Marathon!!
Today I ran 16 miles! It was hard, not so hard that my body physically couldn't do it but hard on my mind. The first three miles (mostly uphill including the Brooklyn Bridge) were the most challenging, I kept hearing things like "turn around here" "you can't do this" "you don't want to do this" "no one will know if you don't do this". I didn't like what my mind was saying so I made a choice and at mile 4 I choose a different mindset. I started to shift from "I can't" to "I can". As I hit mile 4 I started to hear things like "you are good enough" "you can keep going" "you will do this" "you are doing this to fight cancer" "running is awesome".
I then started to started to think about why I am doing this. I am doing this because cancer sucks and I can do something about it. I am doing this for those who physically can't or who are fighting a different battle. The battle in my mind felt strong but was nothing I couldn't overcome today and while the battle to fight cancer is also strong its nothing that we can't overcome together!
If you are interested in supporting my marathon training and fighting cancer, please donate here http://bit.ly/14fGxQa
A HUGE thank you to everyone who have already donated, I was thinking about each and every one of you today and am every so grateful for your support!