I know I have been asking a lot of you lately. I have been very demanding and making you do things you have never done before. Although you have been cranky a couple of times, a majority of the time, you stay strong and exceed my expectations.
I know it’s hard sometimes and I do ask crazy things of you, but I am just trying to get you to the start line on April 7th, as ready as you can be to rock your first 50 mile ultra-marathon.
This weekend you continued to amaze me. We ran the longest distance and time we had ever ran on some super hilly terrain, and somehow you let me run a very strong 21 miler the next day. That is 49 miles in 2 days! You impressed me.
So I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you a lot.
Thank you for being strong, for not giving out on me during these crazy back to back runs, and for allowing me to grow more confident in my ultra-marathon training every day. Thank you for pushing through when you are tired and for simply making me proud.
In return, I will continue to rest you between runs, compress you, ice and roll you when you need it (even though it hurts… it’s good for you I promise!) and tell you nice things. I am even going to spoil you with a massage tomorrow. I will feed you protein and carbohydrates and whatever else you want, especially ice cream and cookies. I will continue to believe in you and know that you are stronger than we both think you are sometimes.
So even though I may forget to tell you everyday, know that I think about you all the time and am in awe of what you are letting me accomplish.
The rest of my body thanks you as well. We think you are pretty awesome.