Oh my! I can't believe my first 1/2 marathon is in 9 days! 9 DAYS! That is just crazy!
I know that day I am going to be super nervous. There is no way to get around it. Luckily, though, I have offered to pick my friends up so we can go together. First, I will be driving, so I will have to focus on the road rather than the race. Second, my friends have run a 1/2 before and they are so stinkin' funny, they will make me laugh the whole way down.
I know that I can make it. Last week, when we ran the 12 miles, I could've added another 1.1 no problem. I know I could have! Not that I wasn't tired, not that I wasn't hurting, but I could've done it. I'm going to try to remember that when I am on the way to the race.
I am not going to be running for any certain goal time. I have heard that is not a smart thing to do in any first race. Do I have a time in my head of where I think I will be? YES. Will I be upset if I don't hit that time? NO. I will be estatic just to finish. I know I will cry. I'll cry out of happiness, out of exhaustion and out of realizing I accomplished something in my life I never thought I would. I can't believe I am running in a half marathon. I just can't believe it.
I have trained so hard. I never waivered in my training. I stuck to it when it was snowing, windy, cold...it didn't matter. When I had to run, I ran. I have added biking for cross-training and have added miles and miles as well as muscle by riding. I can't wait! I can't wait to complete the race. 9 days can't come soon enough!