well, i have officially gotten over my inability to BQ and i have set my sites on a new goal: 2 marathons, 2 days, 2 countries. time won't matter, i just want to finish these runs.. i think this would be a great way to finish off my year (and perhaps my official marathon career as a male).
so it's on:
Akron, Ohio, USA Marathon Saturday;
Toronto Waterfront, Ontario, Canada Marathon Sunday!
this is totally unverified but i speculate that i will become the first Newfoundlander and first Transsexual in world history to accomplish this feat!
i'm banking on my 10 marathon training runs in 17 days in August to act as prep for this. most of those runs were done in segments, as opposed to all at once, so this will actually be the first time in my life that i have run 2 marathons in 2 days where the runs were done without a break.. so it is a new challenge in that sense. it is also my first time running consecutive marathons since starting Estrogen..
this task has given me a renewed interest and positive feeling towards the sport. failing to BQ was becoming very frustrating and it got to the point where i didn't even want to run. (heck, i'm still not sure i will want to run any more official races as a male after this).
i enter this weekend feeling fairly good, although the legs are not 100% given the Nfld marathon on sept 14 and the run to the beach on Sept 20. but there's no pressure here. i know i can cover the distance.. and to know that i don't really have to "beat the clock" will take all the pressure off, and i can relax and enjoy the challenge..