Friday, February 18, 2011
I am getting so excited for the Princess. Excited and scared at the same time. I don't know why I get so nervous before races. I think I'm especially nervous this year because I have something to prove. Even if it's only to myself, it still makes me feel added pressure.
I'm planning on running 12 miles tomorrow. I have been unsure if I was going to do it since last weeks long run, but have decided it's a go. For some reason I've developed plantar fasciitis in my other foot and it was pretty sore last weekend. I've worked hard to take care of it this week (along with the foot that's already got it), and feel like I need the run mentally. Physically I feel like I'm ready for the race but I think running 12 will go a long way to give me confidence.
Speaking of confidence, mine was rattled yesterday when I went for a short run in our surprise 70 degree weather. I forgot about the heat factor in Florida after training in the cold (relative) . Let's just say it was a horrible run. I only ran 4 miles and felt like I was going to die. Thankfully the race starts early and I hope to be done before it gets too hot.
I know this blog is all over the place but I'm going to end with one final thought. As I was running yesterday and feeling horrible, I had the thought that at least I'm able to run. Fast or slow, I'm out there running and I take that for granted so many times. I've battled my plantar fasciitis for over 9 months, but that is no big deal compared to life issues people face every day. No matter what happens at the Princess, I'll enjoy every minute of it and be thankful that I was able to toe it up at the start with so many amazing women.