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Thursday, March 28, 2013

I just realized that the half marathon that I have been throwing around is on Derrell and mines anniversary weekend and we were supposed to go to Kansas City. I also look at my calendar and realize that I will be in Northern Colorado all week leading up to this race. I know that Derrell would be fine with leaving for KC Saturday evening after I rested for the race and possibly taking MOnday off so that we could have two full days there. But I am wondering if I am putting too much on my plate. I will be coming out of the high altitude and having to drive that evening after getting off a plane, the 2 1/2 hours to Norfolk. I will be incredibly exhausted. The race BEGINS at 7am which means I will have to be up by 5 in order to eat and get dressed. AFTER the race I will have to drive the 2 1/2 hrs home just to get ready to drive three hours to KC. It just sounds all so overwhelming. I am thinking that the 10k sounds more attractive because I will be less exhausted afterwards. It also wouldn't require as much extensive training because honestly, my schedule is so tight with work and wedding stuff and some days I am just exhausted. I may be able to talk Derrell into coming to Norfolk with me so that we can leave to KC from there. I don't know. I feel like I could finish, albeit weakly, but I want to be able to come home and kill over and knowing that we have planned this weekend for months now and Derrell is looking forward to it so much, makes me hesistant to committ to the half.
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ALICIALYNNE 4/1/2013 8:18AM

    You can always find another race. It seems more important to enjoy your anniversary with your future husband.

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CRISSA1669 3/29/2013 11:18AM

    I agree with ALL of the above. There will be other halfs...do the things that need to be done right now :)

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LILSHINE 3/29/2013 10:59AM

    Nikki I think you should try to plan for a future one. I would hate to see you take on so much and end up hurting yourself physically by over doing it. Especially with the altitude adjustments, travel times and seems there's some stress building too. I admire you for keeping at it while planning for a wedding. From what I've heard and seen that's stressful and time consuming enough not to take on anything else. Give yourself some time...

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MISSB8604 3/29/2013 10:53AM

    Find another one hun, there will be tons this summer I'm sure.

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SUGAR0814 3/29/2013 10:43AM

    You have too much going on around that time. Find another race. You will stress yourself out trying to do too much! Being stressed = overeating (for me that is).

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STELLASMYBEBE 3/29/2013 10:17AM

    Always remember to take time to stop, breath, look around you. Sometimes we keep plugging and plugging along, that when we finally stop and look around, we wonder where all the time went. Maybe save a big race for after the wedding. Than you can add it to your plate of accomplishments. Make some of these year-end goals. So then, at the end of the year, you can look back and say, "That was a F%#&*ING awesome year!!"

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STHAX10 3/29/2013 7:10AM

    Scheduling and preparation is very important. I am concerned with the altitude changes, then running a very long distance.

You can choose another race later. Do your anniversary plans, it's once a year. Runs and marathons can be done at any time... Just continue to train as if you are still going to run that marathon, then you will be ready for a different one. emoticon

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NASFKAB 3/28/2013 9:27PM

  you have so much to do maybe better to try another half later all the best

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KPETSCHE 3/28/2013 4:49PM

    Wooh, you do have much going on so, in all honesty, it would probably be better to try a different half or do it next year. A 10K would still give you something new to work on and a challenge that you haven't done yet. Definitely worth pondering further, Nikki.

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PAPER_WINGS18 3/28/2013 3:58PM

    I agree with DALID- Pick a different half when you don't have SO much going on ,y a know?! You want to allow yourself to be able to train properly so that you don't get injured, and you don't want to get stressed w/ all the rushing! Do the 10k, which is an amazing feat as well! :-)

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DALID414 3/28/2013 3:19PM

    Just reading it all was overwhelming! I say, pick another half during a better time that fits your schedule.

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