Friday, November 09, 2012
Last night was my last training run before Sunday's half marathon. It's been a great training period for me (this will be my second half) and it has been most exciting. My SIL Dan wanted to run his first half marathon so we selected the Norfolk Freedom Half to run together. We have put in a over 200 training miles for this race and we have run our long runs together on the weekends and have been comparing our weekly runs, aches and pains, trying new sports gels, new running shoes, etc. It's been a great experience for me and I know it has been a great experience for him as well. He has such drive and determination, kinda reminds me of myself last year about this time as I was preparing for my first long race.
Well it's all over now except for the race, the BIG DAY. The training is over and anxiously anticipating Sunday's race. I know we will both do great, I have no doubt as we are properly trained. We've invested a lot of time in ourselves.
I wanted to take a minute to just let Dan know how proud I am of his hard work and determination. It takes a lot of dedication and sacrifice to run 13.1 miles. I am just so proud. I'm running this race WITH him, teamwork.
Dan, this is possible, you've worked for it and you will have proven that on Sunday when you cross the finish line and sport some serious BLING. You can do it. My reward will be seeing you cross the finish line and to see you proud of yourself and the crowning moment.... dun, dun, dun..... when you put that 13.1 sticker on your car. Woo Hoo.
I'm trying to convince him to run the full marathon with me in March, if you can train for a 5K, a 10K, and Half - you can certainly apply yourself and train to go the distance....26.2. Then on to the dream marathon.... I secretly think Dan wants to run the Marine Corps Marathon. Sky is the limit Dan.
Hop on over to Dan's page and give him a big... YOU CAN DO IT or other words of encouragement, his big day is only 2 days away.
Make sure to check back next week for race report, I'm sure we will have a great story to tell.