As I write this I am still two weeks away from the Berlin Marathon. Since I started running, four years ago, I decided that I wanted to run the six major marathons (NYC, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, London, Tokyo). By the time this post is published I will have completed two of them
The first one I ran wasn’t a major but it was my home country’s marathon. For this one I decided one month prior that I was going to run it. Totally crazy to do that, but I did it and enjoyed every km.
After that I enrolled in the NYC Marathon, millions enter the lottery and I managed to be one of the few lottery winners to be able to run it. I started training months in advance but by the end of training I was exhausted. This one has been the hardest marathon, my serious respects for people that want to do it every year. For me, one time was good enough hahahaha
Now, for Berlin. I actually entered the lotto the night before running the NYC Marathon. One month later I receive a notice on email, in german, that my name had been drawn to run Berlin 2016. I could not believe my luck. A few months before running it, I had it in my brain that I was going to be pregnant so by July, without even knowing that I was, I deferred the race for 2017.
I went through all my pregnancy and a month after giving birth I started getting back into the groove of running. I was lucky that my body recuperated quite fast because I had been really healthy all throughout my pregnancy and working out all nine months. But still getting back to the pace I had left running was no easy task and what was more of hard work was the early mornings and getting my brain back in shape, running a marathon, for me is 80% mental and 20% physical.
As I write this, my brain is ready to #beatberlin42 all the long hours of training I know are going to pay off. For sure, it has not been easy, many sacrifices have been made but thing I know for sure is that I am blessed and thankful to have the husband that I have. He has been my #1 cheerleader and for that he is my hero. I run this race for my brand new family, my son Sergio, husband obviously Kongo. I have tons of motivation and have faith that all the hard work has paid off.
Ok, got a go now, but stay tuned for a future post where I will give a detailed review of race day.
Love you guys and thank you for always supporting me.