Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yes I am scared...

It's Tuesday my friends (the worst day of the week) - and here we are... First things first - a little housekeeping here and since I am going to hit on "fears" today - I thought this might be appropriate.

I absolutely love getting comments - LAAAAHHUUVE IT! I make a VERY conscious effort to email everyone back that comments. I believe this is how we establish our relationships and have a little internet fun:) So... if you DON'T want to comment - I completely get it... but if you are on the verge and might be a little hesitant - DO IT!!!!!!! HAHAHA. I love making new friends... On that note - if you comment and you don't get a reply from me in your email box - it is most likely because you are set up as a no-reply blogger. If you want to be NR blogger - cool I get it... totally... but you might not even know you are - LIKE ME... when the lovely Holly called me out about, a year ago. HAHAHA. If you want to know how to change this so you can get reply emails - go HERE (totally stole from Jeni @Story of my life). 

If you read my post yesterday you know that I have my fall race schedule down. I pretty much packed myself into a racing frenzy in Sept/Oct... To say I am stoked - YES!!!! To say I am afraid - ummm... yeah... but you would never know that - I don't show it, I don't talk about it, and I sure won't back out...

Running back to back to back to back halves scares me... a little (well more than a little). Honestly I have only ran TWO half marathons in my whole existence HERE and HERE. To call me an expert is utterly laughable. BUT here I go and I am not backing out - "cause I'm bout it, bout it"...


Fall Half-Marathon Fears:
- running another half when my body is still sore from the one before (week apart)
- getting burnt out on running
- wanting to have TOO much fun and not taking the race seriously (you know me;)
- getting down on myself, if my time is "not that great" (competitive patty starts rearing her ugly head)
- eating clean and hydrating for THAT many weeks
- Race Finish Pics... I WILL have a GOOD one danggit - if it is the last thing I do;)

After my heart palpitations from thinking about the multiple halves - then I have my FIRST FULL MARATHON fears creeping in... I probably should NOT have read this article HERE. Ummm... break me? Oh LAWDY...

First Full Marathon Fears
- Why am I doing this, for real - I am not in tip top shape?
- Mentally breaking down
- Physically breaking down
- The training time I will be putting in every weekend.
- The fact my little 5'5 legs will be running for 4 hrs straight
- STOPPING... my BIGGEST fear. I can't stop...
- Will I not be able to go out and "break it down" in Memphis that night? #weberollin

Yes I am afraid of it all... But I won't let my fears stop me - there is no reason for it. 


Boy... I am deep today - I promise to bring back crazy Mel tomorrow;) I do have a soul... and there you have it. HA!

Racing fears? Did you ever let your mind win? No-reply blogger?

44 comments:

  1. I can't believe you are fearful of the racing. Your love of running was what hooked me on your blog. I have a love/hate relationship with running and you gave me inspiration to keep going. You will do great!!!! And thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I'm SO impressed & motivated by you (can you tell on IG??) and can't wait to read the after posts from you killing those races! Get. It. Girl!

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  3. I am SOOOO not a runner, so I can't give much advice...but I know you- you kick butt all day long and you can DO IT! Just let yourself take it easy when your body is screaming at you. It's so hard to NOT exercise when you're on a roll, but your next run will be so much better because you missed it haha!

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  4. I'm a new reader and picked a good day to start reading! I'm training for my first half right now (which just got cancelled and now I have to find another one... bad omen?) and anyway I have a MILLION fears! How was your first one? How long did you train? I'm so impressed by that fact you've done multiple before! :)

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  5. I am a no-comment blogger and NOT by choice!!! UGH! I cannot effing figure it out. I guess it's the whole google thing, since I am not with eblogger. Stoooopid technology!

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    1. I can't figure it out either & had NO idea I was a no-reply blogger :(

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  6. Someone called me out when I was a no reply blogger too! I needed help! lol

    That is awesome that you have such high goals! I dont think I could run for that long! I am not a good runner. Dont let your fears defeat you!

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  7. Girl you're allowed to be scared - if you weren't it would mean you weren't about to do something different or challenge yourself! Keep the big picture - the races - in the back of your head as your ultimate goal, but just take the training one day at a time! Make every week a mini milestone - you CAN do this. I'm excited for you, and I'm cheering you on every day, while you inspire me in return! Oh, and you know you're gunna be looking crazy hot in no time, considering you're freakin gorgeous to begin with!!

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  8. I can't get past running 3 miles, because I'm so stuck on getting good running times. I hate that about myself. I also haven't seriously ran in almost a year...I injured my knee a year ago on a run, have been to the chiro, PT, and a knee specialist, and I'm just plain scared to do it again. I constantly have mental battles with myself. And my mental Nicole usually wins!! Good luck on those races!!!

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  9. Oops, I went off on a tangent and forgot to say, YOU ARE GOING TO ROCK THAT MARATHON!!!! I mean it, you will do AMAZING!!! xo

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  10. I love following you on here and on IG. You are such an inspiration. You will rock all your races this fall because I can see how determined you are to rock them all. A FULL marathon seems so intimidating that it totally makes sense why you would be a little scared, but you got it!! and i'm sure you will be on such a runners high that you rock the night away too!! :)

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  11. I AM SO FREAKING PROUD OF YOU, AMAZED BY YOU, INSPIRED BY YOU! You are constantly making me want to be a better runner! You are going to rock it all!

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  12. I had NO idea about the no-reply email situation and I'm assuming I am one :( Nooooo!!!! Not only that, I can't figure out how to change it! I can't seem to find the area to edit my profile to fix it :(

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  13. AHHH!!! I figured it out!! :) THanks for shedding light on this, I'm a beginner blogger and had no idea :) You are amazing and I'm so glad I found you via that giveaway i didn't win ;)

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  14. I am afraid to click that article there you linked up! haha

    I also am afraid of stopping and my body giving up on me or worse...my head.

    We can and WILL do this. Together!

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  15. Wowzas that's a LOT of running! Just signing up for a full marathon is an accomplishment in itself!

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  16. You are awesome! Period. So you will rock that ish back to back to back and then come down here and make this marathon your biatch!

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  17. If anyone can do this, it's you! You're a running machine--seriously, I don't think I've ever seen you take a break in your running training! BUT, if you're really concerned about wearing yourself out on two back-to-back halves, you could look into Jeff Galloway's methods. His major emphasis is avoiding injury. Only problem is you'd have to get over the fear of walking...might be tough for a competitive Patty! :)

    Whatever method you use, though, I'm 100% sure you'll knock it out of the park!

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  18. My favorite quote "if your dreams don't scare you they're not big enough". Not sure who said it but I like it!

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  19. You will rock those races. I actually thought of you yesterday. I was on vacation for the past week and hadn't gotten my run on in a while. I went last night and was working on my sprints. I thought of the awesome PR's that you've had on your races and I know it took putting in the foot work to get those kinds of numbers. Totally motivated me to get to work!

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  20. me I'm totally scared! I havent evem officially enrolled for the sept half yet cause then there is no backing out haha! in scared that I won't be able to finish.. I ran cross country in high school but don't think I have ever run more than 6 miles at a time :/ there is said it, err typed it= I'm scared!

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  21. you are a running goddess. for real. you are going to kill those halves! and you will own the full! you are so inspiring and motivating to us newbies! I am doing Darcis #60inSixty with every intention to walk all my miles. but as a neared that last mile, I dug down deep and cranked my tunes and ran the whole damn thing. I never would have thougt I could do that if it wasnt for ladies like you :)

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  22. Ha I agree...Tuesday is the worst day of the week! Don't worry about the back to back halves. The beauty of the second one is that you're already trained and ready to go for it! I did that back in February with one weekend in between races and it was great! I also ran my first marathon last January and totally understand all those fears! Just stick to your plan and push through. You'll do fantastic! And just think of the early morning Saturday runs as a good reason to have a yummy guilt free meal on the weekends! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any marathon questions! I love to talk running :)

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  23. I think you have a very legit reason(s) to be nervous. I'm sure even the most experiencesd runners are nervous too! That being said, I am über rous of you for doing this! You will rock the year 2013!

    One question, you mentioned eating clean... Is this the week of the race that's most important, or the whole training??

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  24. All fears I share as well. I'm running my first full in January and 2 weeks later I want to run another half. IDK if my legs will make it but I'm gonna fake it till I get there! I know you are going to rock star those races like every one you do!

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  25. I dont really know what to say...I can barely do a 5k but I wanted to comment, haha! As a blogger, I know how fun they are!

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  26. I think youre going to be amazing and do incredible :) Thank you for sharing your fears - I know a bit about that - I conquered a huge fear today - running after surgery, and I did it - so dont be afraid to stop, your endurance will be there lady, I promise!! Youre going to rock it and I cant wait to rock it with you in Sept :)

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  27. I can't even imagine running 4-5 miles right now. I can only do one mile. I just started to give running a try. I could only imagine how you feel about running a full marathon but it's only normal to be nervous. You can definitely get it done and I look forward to reading about it! :)

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  28. PS, I wrote about you in my post today :)

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  29. You are a rockstar Mel. You can totally do this!! What's the saying?? "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough"

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  30. My biggest fear is that I will want to quit. Bah! I am not going too, but that is my fear. ...Oh and I was a no-reply blogger yesterday somehow.....I hope I (once again) fixed it!

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  32. You are totally going to dominate all of the races you are signed up for. No doubt in my mind! And p.s....I'm pretty sure I cannot, for the life of me, figure out this no reply blogger nonsense! I'm on a mission to get this figured out, thanks to you!

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  33. We all have fears but you WILL do awesome! You will kick those halves in the pants and blow the nuts off that full! :)

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  34. Don't be scared. If anyone can do it, you can. You'll be amazing!

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  35. I am going to be in a wheel chair by Christmas. Or so damn skinny that I become a college slut again. :)

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  36. Ummm yeah I have fears girl. First full in September and its creeping up on me. I'm not fast and still 40-50 lbs over weight but I figure 1 and done. Only 5% of the worlds population can physically do a marathon. Well damn it I'll do it. Drang me across the finish line if I pass out. You little speedy Gonzales will be amazing. I know it!

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  37. That's amazing that you are doing back to back races! I'm still trying to get motivated to sign up for a 2nd one. But I love reading your posts, and getting inspired to run!

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  38. Soooo I have a 5k in October and that terrifies me haha so I cannot even relate to the fear of what you are going through! I am so not a runner and just hate it.. I am trying so hard to get that runner's high but I can never just make myself go for it and do it.. Bad runner :(

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  39. You are such a go-getter, I know you can achieve anything you set your mind to! Even if it is something crazy like running four halfs in two months. :) I think I'll stick with my one. I love you though, and I'll be cheering you on the other three!

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  40. I need to be much better about replying back to my comments. I have an inbox full of them......

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  41. I think that a lot of the fears you have are healthy, and realistic, and good fears to have, especially about recovery time between half marathons! However, I think that if you take good care of yourself, including some pampering time, you are going to do an amazing job!

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