Sunday at 6:30 a.m. I will run my first half marathon.
I am nervous and anxious about it on several different levels and for several different reasons.
I didn’t quit smoking.
I didn’t lose as much weight as I would have liked.
I didn’t get in as much training as i wanted; I’ve never run the half marathon distance and I have visions of myself crashing at 12 1/2 miles.
I have trained for it and did almost 9 miles of the route on my last long run. I did 12 miles on my last long run before that but it wasn’t on the race route.
I am as ready as I will ever be.
I have the feet of a warrior!
My main goal is to finish. I think that’s pretty accomplish-able.
My secondary goals would be to finish at 15 minutes per mile. Depending on the weather, the wind and the heat that may or may not be accomplish-able. I’ve decided not to stress about it too much as long as I keep my eye on my main goal.
That’s really it.