So as you know I'm running my first half marathon this weekend. All my hard work is going to be put to the test on Sunday...3 more sleeps....Yikes!!
This week has been tough for me....I've had such a mixture of feelings, everything from excitement to being terrified. I'm also alittle sad that I'll be alone at the event, but it might be a good thing...that way I can focus on what I need to do. And to top it all off there's a flu bug going around at work, so I'm scared of getting sick. I've worked to hard to get taken out now. My roller coaster emotions are making me feel like a crazy person.
Today I read an article - What to Expect Before Your First Half-Marathon & it made me laugh. This is only a portion of the article..the full article is at http://lifestyle.ca.msn.com/he
...in weeks nine and 10 (Side note: I did a 12 week program & this article is based on a 10 week program..either way it's the last 2 weeks leading to race day)
- Excitement mixed with bits of dread and relief. Race day is nigh. - YUP!!!
- Enlightenment. After doing two long runs of 10 miles and 12 miles, you finally, really, believe that you can complete 13.1 miles - Yes!!
- Restless with your taper - driving me crazy!!!
- Paranoia over your health. Every sniffle becomes a harbinger of doom - my poor hand sanitizer bottle is getting a beating.
So in the end, I guess what I'm feeling is perfectly normal!!
It's been quite the jounery so far (good & bad) & I'm almost sad that's it's almost over. I have learned alot during this journey. I've learned how much I truly
to run, I'm much stronger
than I give myself credit for & I have people that really care about me
& my goals.
I've had the most amazing support from fellow sparkers, friends & family and it's really helped me though the rough patches. I can't thank them enough for listening to me ramble, answer questions & give me a boost when I needed it.