I don't know why I didn't know this before but I just discovered I can watch Game of Thrones on my iPad if I download the episodes on iTunes. For a price of course, but YAY! I have been dying to see Game of Thrones. I have read the books several times and listened to the first two books on audio while running. Now I am wondering how long it will be before I break down and buy it on iTunes.
I also gave in and created an Instagram account. I don't have a phone that it will work on, so I put it on my iPad. I love how easy it is to use and that you can automatically post to Facebook and/or Twitter so easily.
Like this one of my daughter
I am working myself up to get out there and run right now, it is cloudy, windy and looks cold, although I did go out with the kids a bit ago and the temperature isn't too bad, about 50ish.
Today is long run day for the week and it is also a cut back week. I only have to do 14 miles. It wasn't that long ago that 14 miles would have scared me, now HA! 14 miles, BRING IT ON! While still not a distance to laugh at it seems so easy compared to the 22 I did last week.
Next week 18 miles, than 22, then HELLO taper time and marathon. Okay it is STILL 38 days 22 hours and 18 minutes away. It feels like FOREVER. I just want to do it already and have that 26.2 under my belt and that bling on the wall and to be able to say
"Yea, I've done a marathon."
"I am a marathoner"
"No, I just do halfs"
Not that I am discounting half marathon because they are still a hard distance to race and I love doing them. I am proud of the 4 half marathons I have run and I learned a lot from each one. I plan to continue to do them. I am just ready to tackle another hurdle in my running career.
It has been so inspiring to me to read other bloggers journeys to their first marathon. I am still trying to figure out where to set my goals for this first marathon. I don't want to expect too much and yet I don't want to set my sights too low either.
They have pace groups, and it will be the first time I have been in a race with pace groups. I am trying to decide if I should try to stay with one or not. I am so used to running by myself I am a little worried running with one will bug me. Or it could motivate me.
I of course think it would be uber awesome to qualify for Boston, but at this point I am not going to make that a goal, the race is in July and it could be hot and maybe I will just be happy to make it across the finish line.
Anyone seen Game of Thrones?
What kind of goals did you set for your first marathon?