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My First Half Marathon

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.

Afterwards we’re having hamburgers at Tuckers’s and that great Chocolate Cake at Cheevers. My BoyChild is counting on it!

2 Comments

  1. gorillabuns wrote:

    Good luck! You can do it! Just finishing is amazing.

    As for the other goals you didn’t/haven’t met: No worries. You’ll eventually meet them, right?

    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Lee Ann Wood wrote:

    Hell I am impressed that you are attempting it!!! Well done. We will be out somewhere on the race route to cheer everyone on. Good Luck!!!

    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

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