My thighs are burning…. Every. Single. Day.
With just 50 days left, I can feel my second half marathon go from creeping on me to full-on “let’s rip her thighs out and crush her kneecaps”. I will be running San Francisco Half Marathon this year, and this will be my second 13.1.
Am I nervous? Not quite.
I don’t think I was nervous about my first marathon, which took place just 8 months ago. I ran the Nike Women’s Marathon in October 2013 and absolutely fell in love with running. It was refreshing to have the opportunity to see my hometown in a whole new way; my legs were definitely the best vessel to appreciate and take in the saltiness of Embarcadero, endless hills of Mission, squawking birds of Chrissy Field, and the breathtaking cliffs of Lands End. I had been to these destinations multiple times throughout the years, but this was the first time I saw all of them in the span of 2 hours and 17 minutes. And only the gorgeous parts. I rediscovered my city, and fell in love with my city once again, through Nike Women’s Marathon.
Not to mention, my boyfriend and I started dating on the afternoon of the marathon – on October 20, 2013. Overwhelmed with what I had accomplished earlier that day – and the beginning of this courtship – I decided then and there that this guy was SO doomed next year. We were going to share the incredible experience (and the painstaking 2 months of training) of running the hills of San Francisco.
So here we are! We are officially signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon on July 27, 2014.
I’m excited – STOKED, actually – to rediscover my love for SF again.
Thighs, you may feel like you’re trapped in a torture chamber for now… (especially during Power Yoga on the days after long runs) – but brighter days will be here soon!!