TabithaRuns26.2

TabithaRuns26.2

My dogs are shit heads and have been fighting all day!!

Why?

I’m still recovering from last week but this is the best I have ever felt one week post race. Still plan on taking things easy for another week but I feel great! #runblr #runner #runner #biasport #nevernotrunning #ilovetorun #irunthisbody #istarunner #f3 #furtherfasterforever #recovery

I’m still recovering from last week but this is the best I have ever felt one week post race. Still plan on taking things easy for another week but I feel great! #runblr #runner #runner #biasport #nevernotrunning #ilovetorun #irunthisbody #istarunner #f3 #furtherfasterforever #recovery

For sure adding Berlin to my marathon bucket list.

Life can go on. Mom and dad are back 🐶🐶🐶#dog #doglife #dogsofinstagram

Life can go on. Mom and dad are back 🐶🐶🐶#dog #doglife #dogsofinstagram

Cloudy/windy. Headed back to reality today. #beachin #recovery #runblr #runner #running #nevernotrunning #ilovetorun #istarunner #irunthisbody #nike #nikeplus #nikerunning #f3 #furtherfasterforever

Cloudy/windy. Headed back to reality today. #beachin #recovery #runblr #runner #running #nevernotrunning #ilovetorun #istarunner #irunthisbody #nike #nikeplus #nikerunning #f3 #furtherfasterforever

I used to think that the only way you were a true marathon runner is if you qualified for Boston. After my running adventures last weekend I’m re-thinking that idea.

I’m a marathon runner because I run marathons.

I’m runner because I run.

I have fully decided that I want to be an ultra runner who sometimes runs marathons now. I just love to run and run. For me, it’s not about how fast but about how far I can run at once.

What say you, are you only a marathon runner if you qualify for Boston?

#beachin

#beachin

How could I not? #ocean #runblr #runner #nike #nikeplus #nikerunning #recovery #nevernotrunning #ilovetorun #irunthisbody #furtherfasterforever #istarunner #f3

How could I not? #ocean #runblr #runner #nike #nikeplus #nikerunning #recovery #nevernotrunning #ilovetorun #irunthisbody #furtherfasterforever #istarunner #f3

We have made it to the ocean #runner #runblr #ocean #recovery #furtherfasterforever #fitfam #ilovetorun #irunthisbody #nevernotrunning  (at The Beach on North Padre Island)

We have made it to the ocean #runner #runblr #ocean #recovery #furtherfasterforever #fitfam #ilovetorun #irunthisbody #nevernotrunning (at The Beach on North Padre Island)

Yesterday

Yesterday I posted the picture of my race results. I had signed up for that racing thinking it was certified at that distance. Even though I had no intentions of trying to Boston qualify, I wanted the right distance. During the race I began to realize that the course was not accurately marked when my watch was splitting almost a mile more then the mile markers. The splits started getting further apart. At the turnaround my watch had split almost 2 miles more then it was supposed to be at 13.1. The people on the course confirmed that it was super long. I knew I needed to back off because it was getting hot out and since it was a poorly run race there weren’t a lot of aid stations. I was actually on pace and feeling great to run the 3:50 I had intended on running.

I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to PR in the marathon because I know I probably would have but I realize there is nothing I can do about it and I’m embracing the fact that I ran a solid almost 30 miles yesterday. I think it’s safe to say that the 50k will be ok and I will get through it.

Well, that is all. It’s all good. Pleased with my furthest run ever. Now it’s off the the beach for a week!!!