I completed my RRCA certification test on paper sometime last night, and it has just been sitting on my desk. I was too nervous to type it in and press submit. You only get one chance. If you don't pass, you have to retake the entire course. I have always tested well, but it was still making me ridiculously nervous. Around 11am, something in me just clicked, and I ran upstairs, typed in all the answers, and pressed submit before I could question myself... and... I got a score that even made Patrick proud (the kid that cries when he gets an A instead of an A+). So, as of today, I am officially an RRCA Certified Coach, and I couldn't be more excited about the potential!
So, it was crossing my mind today about runners, and how stubborn we can be about how we want to run - our pace, our distance, on our schedule. And it occured to me, if *I* can't even make myself follow a plan, how do I expect to get others to follow a plan I set out for them? What would Coach do? (WWCD) So as of today, I am throwing out my marathon plan for San Diego, and I'm starting over. *I* am going to write the plan, and while I will personalize it to my excessive racing whims, I am going to do my best to follow it. Maybe I'll even let you into my stubborn runner brain, and report back how well I do what I set out to do.