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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Marathon #2: The Decision

Last week I asked for your opinion regarding moi doing my second marathon just two months after my first.

I'd like to thank everyone who voted (there were a total of 50!) and left their words of wisdom on my comments section of that blog post.  I am thankful for those who encouraged me and as well as for those who warned me about doing it too soon.  It was ALL very appreciated.  It's truly nice to hear both sides.

I now know what to do and I just want to share the things I did to help me come to my decision.

1.  I asked for the opinion of my blog buddies (that's you!) and my other runner friends from Manila.

2.  I prayed about it.  I asked Him to guide me and I asked for a clear sign.

3.  The clear sign would be my long run last Monday.  I ran 12 miles (which was my longest since my marathon early this month).  I said, if I didn't experience any pain, fatigue or any kind of discomfort (which is usually the case), it is a sign for Him (and my body!) that I should do marathon #2.

So what was my decision?

3 days ago, I registered for my second marathon, Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA slated on February 6, 2011.


I have done 3 runs since I posted my poll and I've been feeling really good!  In fact, during my long run last Monday and my 6 miler yesterday, it rained!  I felt so hardcore doing so, but I was shaking like a leaf when I got home.  So much for feeling hardcore.  Haha!  Luckily, I didn't get sick AND.... my daughter is off school so she made some hot cocoa for me.  Sweet! =)

I'm not expecting much for my second marathon.  Just hoping that it will also be a perfect experience just like my first.  Oh and a "little" PR won't hurt too. ;p

When is you next marathon/race event?



  1. I look forward to reading about your training!

    My next race is a 5km with my husband on January 22nd.

  2. Yay! So excited for you. I don't have any races line up right now...hrmmmmm

  3. Yay! I'm glad you decided to go ahead and do it! I'm impressed that it is another full-you will rock it!! My next is a 1/2 on January 9th.

  4. I'm so excited for you! That looks like a great event. My next event is the same day in Redondo Beach, a 10K. Enjoy your training!

  5. You little runnin' maniac you! :) You ARE hard core! I'm so glad you're running pain free! I've only run twice since Vegas. The first time I felt awful, but the next time was a million times better.

    Congrats on the registration!

  6. yay for decision making :) i'm thisclose to registering for a marathon in march. i'm waiting until after the new year to decide though..or rather let my bank account decide!

  7. Good for you Julie!!!
    next one is the big one!!
    01-23 Half Marathon

  8. Yay! I'm so glad you had a pain free running experience to lead you to your decision! :)
    I hope you have a great Christmas!

  9. I still think you're crazy but good luck girl!!! :) I have heard nothing but good things about Surf City so enjoy!!! :)

  10. WooHoo go get it! My race card is still empty for 2011.

  11. Good for you!!! I'm currently planning my 2nd marathon as well and it looks like it will be the Wineglass marathon in October :) Yeah!!

  12. You know I will be cheering and praying for you!!!!

    My next event is a half marathon on 1/1/11. Unlike you, I am still feeling heavy legs post-marathon. And then I went and killed them yesterday... not so smart. I'm actually worried about the half now.

  13. Good for you! Good luck with your training for and running of your second marathon!


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