Twenty-five days — and just 12 training days — left until I attempt my first 26.2-mile race. My heart pounds every time I think about it.
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.
I think I gave up too soon.
Congratulations to Oswaldo Lopez for completing the toughest foot race in the world, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, for the fifth year in a row.
I’m very sad to report the Santa Rosa Marathon is now out of the question for me.
“What do you eat?” and “Are you on a diet?” are questions I often get when non-running friends see my new training-for-a-marathon body.
Longtime runners advise to “do nothing new” on race day.
I started writing this column in hopes of inspiring readers to get moving and get healthy.