This is my final post here & I will say it's kept me accountable.
It's kept me from being one of those people who says they're going to do something but then they never do.
Although I've had my own excuses I would like to believe that even though I've miss a few goals over the last year, my training speaks for itself. I put forth my best effort on the race day God gave me.
In the last 12 - 14 months, I've missed my Boston time by less than 2 minutes & again a couple months later by less than 4 minutes on a hillier course. I've learned a lot about marathon nutrition & myself.
I have fought to regain some endurance/speed the last few months due to injury. It's not over yet but I'm getting there.
I've learned to ignore the "doubters". I've learned that I can surround myself with positive people & have positive experiences.
As crazy as this sounds this blog has brought me to a place where I never knew I could be both personally & athletically as a woman entering her 40's who had never really "trained" for a full marathon to a woman in her mid-40's who finally grasped what my body could handle if I actually "trained" for a marathon. "Yes, Lisa, you will feel better during a 26.2 race if you do a 20 miler or beyond to prepare.. ". Doh!
I will close out my final post here with the fact that I just went over 2 years straight on myfitnesspal & I'm proud to report it still works for me. I am accountable for what I put in my mouth every day. :-). I feel good about my 47 year old body & not many folks can say that.
Friends...you will be getting an invite to the next blog. Adios...