Yesterday I ran 3 miles with the jogging stroller and then I got a great workout at Zumba in the evening. It was a good day!
Tonight I am running 4 miles with a buddy.
I recently stumbled upon this blog piece, and it really spoke to me. I have two half marathons approaching this spring, and I have been training hard for them. Running 4 times per week, often at night, in the winter, with no treadmill… I am proud of that. It’s almost spring, and I’ve persevered, when so many times it would have been easier to stay in my yoga pants, sit on the couch, and eat snacks. With the full marathon looming somewhere on the horizon, it’s easy to downplay the feat that is the half marathon in anticipation of the Big One. However, doing so removes me from the present, the here and now, the daily celebration of progress. Losing that valuable perspective will make my marathon training suffer. So I read and re-read Amy’s thoughts on the half marathon and it is giving me a lot to be proud of.
Looking forward to the race this weekend. I am STILL undecided as to whether or not I will do the 4 mile distance or the 13 mile distance. I am leaning toward 4 as I typically do a longer run on Friday nights. If I decide to do the 13 mile distance, I will do a shorter run on Friday night. DECISIONS, DECISIONS…
A part of me really wants to run the 13 miles. Sorry–this is about to get stream-of-consciousness–I know I can run 13 miles and have fun doing it. I feel intimidated about running a half at a running club event. Does that resonate with anybody else? The course is open for 3 hours, and I know I can finish close to 2, but I have this fear of being the last one to finish. This would also be my first half without any frills or pomp. It’s just 13 miles of rural county roads. Oy, I don’t know. Just contemplating the half makes my stomach flutter a bit. The race organizers ARE calling it a walk/run, so maybe I need to put on my big girl pants and go for the jugular.
Happy Hump Day Running!