june 6th is finally here. the first day of 18 weeks of marathon training. i am excited and nervous. wondering what lies ahead of me. the obstacles i will have to overcome mentally and physically.
i have thought ahead and decided to minimize some of my summer routines. i will not be planting rows and rows of flowers in my beds this year to minimize outdoor maintenance. there will be flower pots and a garden to water, but they are manageable. the grass will need to be mowed and trimmed, but that will be considered a cross training day. and my super awesome husband will help.
it will be the summer of francesca.
i have the support, and i hope, lots of understanding from friends, coworkers and family. the “why are you not drinking?!” “because it will dehydrate me too much.” or if i can’t do something because “i have to run” that morning or night understanding.
there is not much room for compromise. just understanding. some will. some will not.
marathon training is a commitment.
my diet will change. i will change.
good luck Chicago marathon trainees! xox.