4 days till showtime…my Thoughts as I look to my first half-marathon

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So, last November I ran my second 5k at the Dana Point Turkey Trot. I had an enjoyable time..this was the first big official race I had participated in. I have only been running for the past 2-3 years and haven’t really gotten faster. I was just starting to enjoy the 30-40 minute runs as a way to escape into a different mental world. I never have seen myself as a runner and never really intended to do any longer races. BUT in February I committed to join a friend in a half marathon. Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking, but I have a few friends that run and I just imagined sharing some of their same experiences

It’s now 4 days before the race and I have to admit that I am “anxiously eager.”  I have received much encouragement, read many blog posts about what to do and not do at this point in training. I have decided that I will take it all in, not try anything much different in these next few days, get rest (which I am unsuccessfully doing at this moment), eat well, get hydrated, and pack my bags. Heading to Santa Barbara.

While I have a time in mind that I would like to make, I realize from my long 9-12 mile runs the past 6 weeks that each run has its own challenges, physical and /or mental. I am hoping the adrenaline will kick in and being around other runners will keep me on track.  I will post again on the other side of things and share my thoughts.

Wish me me luck or share a prayer or just send me good vibes. 😊😃😂😩😎😖 (the many emotions I am sure to feel).

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Posted on June 20, 2016, in Health and Fitness, Life Moments. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I do think the crowd cheering you on will help.
    No matter what, you’re being courageous, just by showing up! I’m cheering you on! You go girl!!🎉🎉👍🏻👍🏻 Nabesz believes n u!! Yip pity skippity!!

  2. You go girl!!! You can do it!! You are courageous to do this. I wish that I would of challenge myself when I was younger and done something like this, So run for me, Jenn!

  3. So proud of you. You are an inspiration. Just goes to show you, it’s never too late! You go girl. Praying for you!

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