What an adventure my life has become and it’s only just begun. Flash back to Cinco de Mayo, the night before the Orange County Marathon. Or shall we call it Cinco de Drinko (for my neighbors that is). This means no sleep for me. There was hooting and hollering and dogs barking all night long. I set my alarm for 3am and finally fell asleep at 1. A whole two hours of sleep before race day. Awesome.
It’s ok, it’s marathon day, and with a strong cup of coffee we are up and ready to run the Orange County Marathon. We arrived at the starting line 30 min before the gun goes off and all is well. This is supposed to be a taper Marathon, as David would call it. He wanted me to run a 5:25 marathon. I wasn’t having it. After Big Sur, this marathon was so flat, I could have made pancakes on it. It felt so easy and I was loving it. I started last because of some technical difficulties, but ended up running a 4:49. David popped in at mile 11 and I saw Claudia one of my G6ers about to PR the half marathon, it was so awesome to see them.
We have come a long way. Last year I didn’t even get to run the Orange County Marathon, I was signed up for the full, opted to run the half due to an injury from Boston then got sick race morning and had my first DNS (did not start). But look at us now. We are about to start Marathon number 5, in 5 weeks and I am feeling great. We are on a roll! Palisades Colorado, (where ever that is) Here we come. It just goes to show set backs will come and set backs will go just Never Give Up!
Sending a big thank you to TEAM 52: David (Head Coach of USA Marathon Training and the love of my life), Adrian (Amazing Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Coach), Leslie (A Healthy Cook, makes the best protein packed meals ever), Alissa (Life Coach and Author of Living in Your Top 1%)Alex (PR and Social Media Guru), Dr. Laurence (Best PT Ever), Greg (Amazing Graphic Artist Designer) Cher (Head Cheer Leader), LARR G6 (Best training and support group ever) Evan (Hot Personal Trainer, shh don’t tell David), My Mom (President of Team 52) and all of the friends I have met along the way. I couldn’t do it with out you and it sure wouldn’t be this fun. I love you all.
On to Marathon Number 5! We got this!!!