Before each race I like to ask my running buddies what their goals are. The responses are always interesting.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
Here goes a shameless plug for my running group’s race: The Wascally Wabbit Half Mawothon begins at 7 a.m. Saturday near the Japanese Gardens at Woodward Park in Fresno.
A social media site once said runners are egoistic and self-serving. I beg to differ.
When I finished my first marathon last Sunday I immediately declared, “I’m never doing that again.”
Four days later, on Thursday, I registered for another one.
“There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.”
My first marathon is Sunday and I really do feel like a kid preparing for the first day of school.
That Boston bug is still chirping in my ear. I’ve been swatting it away with all of my injuries, time off, and general self-doubt, but it’s still there.