Saturday, September 20, 2014

First 1/2 Marathon Next Week!

Am I ready for this?
Oh Gawd!
I have been running quite consistent for the summer.  I've been adding mileage every week.  My times are decent.  Last week I managed a 12 mile run, and I felt pretty good after.  Some knee pain but I think that is more than likely my IT band.  I stretched and stretched and a good soak in Epson salts seemed to make it better. 
And then this week....NO RUNS!  Argh!!!!
I'm in school full time now.  And with 2 toddlers.  Life is very challenging.  The weather has not been great.  I have no cold weather running gear as I've never made it to running in the winter.  Plus I like to run in the mornings and anytime I had time to do a run this week, all I really wanted to do was sit in a quiet house and drink my cup of joe.  Oh well!  I'm aiming to get up early tomorrow morning and at least bang out a 6-7 mile run.
My aim for this week is 2 small runs.  And then on Sunday my very first half marathon!  It's at Base Bor.den, the military base here.  I'm nervous and excited.  My first one was supposed to be the big one in October, but since I have had very little time for races this year I thought it might be a good idea to get the jitters out of me before my big one. 
I am going into this with no expectations of myself.  My only goal is to finish.  And hopefully run the whole thing.  My goal for October was to do it under 2 hours.  But I think a more realistic goal with my laid back approach to training will be to do it in under 2.5 hours.  I will keep you all posted on how it goes.
I do have a post coming about the 5km Run or Dye run I did this summer.  And some pictures.  Hopefully I get more 'fun' computer time this week.

Happy Running!

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