This weekend is the 1/2 Marathon I signed up for a while ago. I have been training and working for months, but am not where I feel comfortable with the distance. I remember a time that 13 miles wasn’t SOOOOO far for me. I hope this weekend to finish and feel good. I want to make myself proud… I want to cross that finish line and celebrate with my friends. I am excited and nervous. It is sometimes strange to mix those.
I feel like I am being hard on myself being scared to run it. I feel like I can’t fail, that it would be too much for right now. I feel unprepared… undertrained and unprepared. This week of extra stress and hard junk has caused my brain a lot of ups and downs. My body has been punished- although it is smaller and skinnier. It is never a good idea to lose a lot of pounds the week of a race or be dehydrated. I think I can do it. I need to do it. I need to prove to my brain that it can just do it.
What will I think about for 2.5 hours or maybe more? I am going to work out a plan for that and get music stuff lined up (I hope). I broke my phone last week and it isn’t the one I would normally use that I am running with. God help me!!! I hope that I can write some next week on what my brain trekked through and what the weekend was like. I am looking forward to Sunday afternoon and whatever that brings.
Send me mojo, love and energy. I need it. Comments and positive thoughts to get through this. Thank you all for all the different boosts and supports… keep it up.