I started training back in February. I was super excited to have a plan to follow. I knew if I stuck to the plan I would feel fully prepared to run the 1/2 marathon...and not completely die in the process.
Well I haven't died...but I don't feel like I have done my best for training for this big day.
I know for some, running a 1/2 marathon is like a walk in the park. No brainer. Easy to prepare...easy to run. This is kind of a big deal for me. I went from not being able to run a full mile without practically hyperventilating...1 year ago....to attempting to run 13.1 miles.
Training has been harder than I thought it would be. The weather has thrown in a few wrenches. My husband has traveled more than I had anticipated...and I had a slight accident with a retaining wall that set me back a bit a few weeks....and my leg isn't 100% completely healed. 10 miles will probably be the most I will actually run in preparation for the big day. I am hoping to run the last 3.1 miles using adrenaline reserves from who knows where.
Thank goodness though for the Y. I have been able to leave the kids in the daycare for up to 2 hours to run a bit outside. Thank goodness for Saturday naptimes and a few nice weekends where I could get a few long runs in. Thank goodness for our indoor bike. When I can't go out to run sprints/hills/or even a mile, I try to do 10-20 miles on the bike. I know that isn't the same as running, but it is something. Today I biked for 47 miles, because I couldn't work up to being gone for 3+ hours to get an 11 mile run in.
I am scared about running 13.1 miles. I am worried that I will fail and not make it to the finish line. I am worried that I will fail myself and my family. I wish I had someone at my pace to run with, to help give me the extra boost, but I don't know anyone at my pace.
So wish me luck as I finish the last few weeks of training. Let me know if you will be some where on the 1/2 marathon route so I can look for you...if you are still around when the slowsters come through. I might need a hug or an extra push to keep going.