Day 317 - Freak outs and Brain Speak

Thursday, May 02, 2013

We are officially three wake-ups away from what will be my first Pittsburgh Half Marathon. It was originally planned to be my FIRST half marathon, but I'm impulsive and decided to go the distance beforehand so I knew I could do it.

So, yeah, I know I can do it.

So why, exactly, am I freaking out?

We're going to say that my last Half Marathon took me three hours. I have three and a half hours to make it to the ten mile point. If I don't make it to the ten mile point in that time I will be unable to finish because a bridge will be re-opened to traffic and I won't have anywhere to complete the course.

I'm freaking out.

Well, I was freaking out.

Thanks to friends, family, and coworkers I'm coming down off my ledge. I'm breathing and I'm trying to be rational.

In other news I get to hang out for most of the weekend at the expo. I'm going to be at my office's booth. It's going to be fun just to pick up the vibe. To be excited with everyone else. It's going to be absolutely awesome.

I haven't decided what I'm going to wear on race day yet. I'll figure it out tomorrow, I guess.

There's no escaping the jitters on this one. My family is coming out to see me finish - it feels like a BIG deal. They haven't come to any of my other races - and this is very likely to be the only race they come to. It's special and important.

I'm very rational and I know in this moment I'm not being particularly rational.

Breathe. Breathe.

The next time you guys will see a blog from me it'll be a PIttsburgh Half-Marathon re-cap!

Keep on sparking!
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    You'll do great!! That's great that your family is coming out to cheer you on! Have fun!
    2354 days ago
    Have fun at the office's expo :D
    Wow, 3 hours running/jogging straight, you have lots of stamina and trainings, well done! I hope your Pittsburgh Half-Marathon will be awesome!
    2355 days ago
    Have fun! You are doing it for the fun! :P For some strange reason, temps dipped from the high 80's down to the low 40's in the span of about 12 hrs here in Texas, so I hope the weather isn't too miserable for you up there. Have a good time! You've got this :)
    2355 days ago
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