They were all running projects made riding the high of having reached the goals of running Berlin/Amsterdam Marathons 2012 back to back.
|During my first year of running, I derived a lot of inspiration and motivation |
from the Amsterdam Running Junkies
|Running Berlin and Amsterdam seems to be my faith. Literally! |
A lovely fellow Filipina, residing in California, whom I met online, gave me a generous gift: the starting number for Amsterdam Marathon.
Her name? Faith! :)
Only a handful of people knew, that even before I begun training for Berlin Marathon 2012, I had already set my eyes on running Amsterdam Marathon 2012 three weeks later.
Until I knew that I "could" run another marathon three weeks after my first marathon, I was not ready to share it to everyone.
It was a personal goal, I was able to let myself dream because of the huge support of my family, and friends, most of whom I was in contact with online.
But this goal was also a "gift" to my psyche.
Now, fast forward to 22 months of running.
My #TRIOfor2013 (run 3 marathons within a year) has been beset with hurdles after hurdles.
The background story you can read: here.
The trio this year will not be Paris/Luxembourg/Berlin, as I wished and hoped it will be.
|Luxembourg 2013 - originally planned to run the full, and later I made an obvious decision to run the half.|
Very happy with being able to make that decision in time, and happy that I did not give up easily.
Plan B would be: BAM! Berlin/ Amsterdam /- yet to be chosen Marathon in November/December.
It'll be named Mystery Marathon because stubbornly searching and scheduling a marathon that starts with the letter M, which will be held at the ideal time - i.e. an event fitting the time table of the multiple marathons training schedule - is a huge challenge in itself, that will get in the way of focusing on running three consecutive marathons in three months.
It could be considered by some a crazy idea. But it will be a "controlled, planned-out craziness" :D
Also it is my project so I can do what I want. Punt. :P