I figure that I have 4 more weeks to power through and then I have three weeks of tapering until the marathon. That is do-able in my mind. I am totally in survival mode for 4 weeks. I can do it. It doesn't matter anymore what hurts............I'm just going to.....................Git R Done! (I hope you read that how I am saying it in my mind).
So, yesterday I did 3ish cross trainer miles. Is that what that machine is called? It doesn't have moving arm thingies. Maybe it's a cross ramp. Whatever.
Today I did 4 miles on the treadmill. I used my new shoes and am happy to report that they fit perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!! They are wide enough, and long enough. My toes are singing songs they are so happy.
In order to get through the 4 mile today, I moved treadmills twice. Yes, third treadmill is a charm. Biggest Loser Couples was on and I really wanted to be right in front of a TV! Also, I kept saying a little chant to myself. I got the idea from the "Nonrunner Marathon Trainer" book I am reading. It went like that.
I am a marathoner. I love running. I am mind-body-spirit strong. I run for my kids. I run for my husband. I run for ME. I CAN do it. I am a marathoner.
The book suggest repeating your phrase every morning and several time throughout the day, everyday. I love doing it. It totally works.
P.S. My IT band isn't hurting at the moment. I remembered to stretch it today. Hmmm, funny how that works!