So this not so fast momma had a nice short run today! I decided I would head out for a short one mile run today with one goal: Break 10 minutes. I know, that might seem like a joke to some that are quick runners, but to me, it's no joke! I haven't been under 10 minutes since before my lyme disease. That was the end of June. And I was only that fast because I focused on speed work for a 2K for weeks. Right now I am focusing on endurance more than speed for the 1/2 marathon. But today...today was a great day! I ran my mile in 9:36! Woo-hoo! I was so excited!
Actually, I'm still on a little high. So, you know that the next time I try for the mile time trial, it has to be under 9:30, right? That's just the way it works for me. I'm always wanting to get better.
Back to the 1/2 marathon. It's coming up soon. 7 1/2 weeks to be exact! Holy cow! When I think about it, I actually get really nervous and tend to doubt myself. But I know my friends will pull me across the finish line. My running buddy, Joanne, is so encouraging to me when we run. I think she can always tell when I need to hear, "you're doing great!" because she seems to say it at just the right time. I know she will be there waiting for me along with my other friends cheering me on. It's going to be a great day!
I'm not looking to finish the 1/2 in any specific time. I just want to finish. And I want to finish strong! Hopefully, the hard work and training will pay off. I'm sure it will and it will be an accomplishment that I never would have imagined. I'm a runner now...how about that?