Wednesday, April 4, 2012
It seems crazy to me that I haven't ran since Saturday. I actually haven't done anything at all, that might be longest 'break' from running and working out I've had since being sick in July (except for traveling). It seems even crazier to me that I'm running my first half marathon race in 9 days. NINE. I'm super excited for next weekend, all parts of it. I even have a list!
1. A medal
2. A medal
3. A medal (I reeeeally want a medal)
4. Going to KC and seeing my brother and his wife (she's running with me!)
5. Weekend away with hubby
6. Drinking margaritas the size of my head after my race
Anyway, I don't feel that I'm off track or worried about my lack of running for the past 4 days. I just....needed a break. The timing, I don't understand. My body just said 'stop', so...I did. It was like I hit an 'off' button. I don't even feel guilty. I also realized my running shoes are WAY beyond their mileage. You know how you drive on that worn tire for too long? Those are my shoes. I stepped on a rock and said 'ow'...I even have a cute hole in the top, which I thought was kinda cool until I stepped on that rock and had a closer look at my shoe. I know it's too close to the race for new shoes and in all honesty, my shins aren't hurting and I'm not experiencing any real discomfort...unless of course I step on a rock.
So, I haven't ran or worked out, I need new shoes and I have my first half marathon next weekend. I'm ambivalent about the end of my first half marathon training. I feel accomplished and I love the structure, the schedule ...all of it. Do I just continue my last weeks of training forever? Will lack of this schedule derail me? Will I ever run more than 13 miles? Do I even want to ever run more than 13 miles? How do I continue to challenge myself?
These are the questions/concerns rattling around in my head, but there is one thing constantly at the forefront, and that is finishing my first race and being damn proud of myself for doing just that.
Oh, and check out this sweet bling which will be mine next Saturday!
Posted by Lori @ Hit the Ground Running at 9:25 PM