Ready

Remember last post where I said that I was not going to over think the Half too much, welp, I lied.  I’ve been weather stalking and cultivating a nice little ball of nervous energy in the pit of my stomach.  Sigh.  My last taper run helped ease some of my nervous energy a bit and now I have to just focus on having f-u-n.    

The training is done! I did it! There is definitely a lot of pride and satisfaction in checking off all those weeks of work.  I’m happy that I was able to get through 12+ weeks of training with out any illness or missed weeks.  I stayed healthy with the exception of a little knee pain every once in a while.  So unless I trip over my cat or step on a Lego, I think I should show up to the race pretty healthy and in one piece.  

When I reflect back on my training, I am really pleased how it went.  Not too many shit runs (if any at all) and I got to run in Houston; Chicago; and New York City.  Not too shabby! I got to run with my cousin in her very first 5K; I got to run with my bestie on a very snowy 8K course, and I had the pleasure to run the entire length of Central Park in New York with my Husband.  I ran 8 miles with a local running club (then tacked on an extra three miles!); and found a really nice and peaceful trail where I logged my first double digit run! I really can’t complain about this training cycle at all.  

On a really brisk 9 Miler, a car honked in a show of support (I’m just going to go with that because I can’t think of another reason why I would be honked at).  On the 10 Miler, a gaggle (?) of cyclists all shouted good morning in unison to me as I made my way through my last mile.  That left a smile of my face so freaking wide I probably looked liked a moron, but whatevs.  

When I ran my first ever mile without stopping way back in 2011, I was so proud and excited.  Never did I really think that I would be running a half marathon.  I didn’t think I had it in me. But, I guess I do because here I am. I’m ready to start. I’m ready to cross the line.

I’m just ready. 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Ready

  1. Courtney says:

    I’m super excited to hear about how the half goes! This post made me tear up a bit (dunno why, it just did). I’m so proud of you for how far you’ve come! It sounds like you are ready and I really hope that you can focus on having fun during the half (and I know that having Kim there will for sure help with that)!! I will be thinking about you!!!
    =^..^=

  2. kilax says:

    You are so ready! Isn’t it amazing to think back to the beginning and be astonished at what you have done?! You rock!

    And I love that this training cycle had you all over, running with different people and sometimes solo, and in different places. I hope all cycles include a run with me. Ha ha!

    Can’t wait for tomorrow! 🙂

  3. laurenruns says:

    It’s about the journey, not the destination. Glad you’ve had some memorable and pleasant training experiences!

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