So, I have definitely been neglecting the ole blog lately. I plan on getting back on my usual schedule with the blog again this week, so here’s this week’s edition of Make the Most of It Monday.
I have been trying to get my lazy butt in high gear and ready for Saturday’s Tom King Half Marathon. I told myself this time I would prepare better and stick to the training plan down to the very last mile…well let’s just say things “came up” and I might have missed a mile or two. I even managed to get my dates mixed up and thought I had an extra week to train…oops. So needless to say, I am a little apprehensive about Saturday’s run. Today, I finally got in my last long run and made it all the way to 9 miles. I know a lot of dedicated runners would not approve of having a long run of 9 miles before you go run a half, but it is going to have to do. I did feel really good tonight throughout the entire run until I finished and my knee started throbbing and realized my pinky toe had a blister:( I am pretty concerned about getting rid of this blister before Saturday. A pinky toe makes all the difference in the world!
I thought that since this is my 2nd race I would be a little more relaxed going into this race, but I am just as nervous as the first race in October. The only thing that makes me feel a little better is the fact that I know what to expect and that I pushed through 13.1 miles before and if I did it once I can do it again. I do hope to finish this race without walking and would like to finish under 2:30. This would be about a 9 minute improvement on my 1st race.
Yeah, so here we are after the Haunted Half in October. Do I look like I am about to collapse and not sure what’s going on? Well, that’s how I felt and the reason for the creepy smile. But, you can’t replace the feeling of accomplishment when it’s all said and done. That’s exactly what I plan on focusing on Saturday morning…get to the finish line and finish strong!