7 races with this lady, and I can't imagine my world without her in it. I am so thankful we met in the Pentagon parking lot the morning of MCM 2016. I always cross the finish line looking forward to our next. #megsmiles#solesisters @bmags161
I have been pondering lately about what this word actually means. If you have been following me on my instagram page you should know that my running training has ceased.
Team Coria had signed up for the Chicago Marathon this October 7th. For the second time, it is not happening. We deferred last year and I stressed about getting my training in for 10 months. It is disappointing and it is not like me to give up. I had two options, DNF (do not finish) or have a finish time I was not comfortable with. I am not deserving. I do not deserve to cross that finish line and receive that medal. Not after all those that did not get into the lottery, injured, or were not financially able to run this major. In addition, I follow a lot of you that have put in the miles. Woken up early, ran late at night squeezing in those training miles. No, I am not comfortable with running this marathon. Deferring once, then losing the bibs for both myself and my husband did not come without a financial loss either - but it is a lesson learned.
My focus right now is my career, and making sure that establish myself in this city. It comes with a cost, but I can already feel the rewards.
So my friends, Chicago is a no go. 😞 Team Coria will not have that image of two medals around their necks - but I am sure another marathon. Another city. Another time. We will make it happen.
#teamcoria#deserving#running#dnf#chicagomarathon#marathon#marathontraining#26point2#fullmarathon#fullmarathontraining#veganrunning#irunonplants 🌱 #megsmiles