Well I leave for Disneyworld a week from today to run my first half next Saturday. excited? Yes. Scared? Yes! I have a nagging hip problem that won't go away and Iam really worried how I will hold up by about mile 8 (when it usually starts killing me) I just want to finish, I dont care about my time. I am also of course excited to be in my favorite place on earth, even if it is only for a couple days.
So I have done a 10 miler and a 9 miler in the past two weeks. I think saturday I will do 5-6 and then monday and tuesday to 3-4 miles each and that will be it because we leav wednesday right after work to go to NOLA then thursday morning early we head out so no more running time for me.
I got a subscription to runners world magazine for Christmas and I read the whole first issue in one night :)
Oh, I know what I wanted to say. Going back to disney for this race means a lot to me because it was here one year ago that was inspired to start running races and had the desire to run the diseny half. I trained for a year, and it's so neat to see my efforts come full circle, and go back to where it all began, and this time, as a runner and not a spectator. I will probably cry!
As I look back on the year I think of all the races I have done...a 8k, 10k, 3-4 5k's, and now my firt half. I never would have thought I, the girl who ran the 100 m dash in HS and thought a 400 was "long distance" would ever be running 10 miles. It is something I am really proud of.
Have a gotten better? yes. Am I as good as I want to be? No! I am an athlete, a competitor, it is ingrained in me to try harder. do better. keep going. Will I run the disney full marathin next year? you will just have to wait and see. :)