Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Yes, I know it's spelled gibberish but unfortunately, when I named this blog I didn't realize the spelling at the time was wrong. So I'm officially stuck with jibberish;-)

We're 2 1/2 weeks away from game day and I am so excited!!! The Lydiard training system my coach opted to use this season has been phenomenal. Granted during the summer months I did nothing more than bitch, moan and groan. Some of that was heat/humidity related but the majority of it was from a certain someone being out of shape. She shall remain anonymous;-) There was a point in the training I thought no way in Hell I can qualify for Boston with the piss poor performances I was having and the thoughts of death looking better and better after each practice. Trust me it wasn't pretty. My long runs sported quite a few walk breaks in them, something I've never had to do before. Really that one is a total confidence booster, ugh! However, my wise coach said to me "you're getting there just keep at it." As much as it kills me I must admit he was right (he always seems to be, maybe that's why I pay him) and I was wrong. In all honesty I'm glad to be wrong in this case.

This is the first marathon I've trained for where I'm not mentally burned out and chomping at the bit to get'er done and over with. I find this the worst way for me to enter a race because I have a very flippant attitude to race day once it arrives. Mainly because I'm over IT...I'm ready for my next adventure one that does NOT involve running. This training season is so different. I have rediscovered my love of running. Everyday I wake up excited for my runs. I think this training has finally broken through my mental barrier, which I've always said is my biggest down fall in this sport. If the San Antonio marathoners is any indication of what can happen I'm fired up to see some results!!! Woo!Hoo! Bring on CIM!!!


[tess] said...

Hey, good luck running the marathon!

erin said...

i am so inspired / excited for you!!!

JohnF said...

Thanks God you posted this. Otherwise I would have gone through life thinking gibberish was spelled with a J! And that would have been all your fault.

StephW said...

You are going to kick some butt out there!! You have worked really hard and the hard work will pay off. This is a crazy program that we did and I am happy I survived (well most of it before I got injured. I can't wait till I get to try it out again. :)

IP Maggie said...

I am so happy to hear you say that you wake up looking forward to your runs. You have trained so hard this summer, you deserve to be rewarded with great results!

I just always thought Jibberish was spelled with a J.

Fine...I'm done absorbing my IM PR, I'll update...soon.