My training is done! All I have to do now is drink lots of water and eat a healthy filling supper and good breakfast in the AM.
I have run the hills (this half marathon is really hilly. and do me a favor, humor me and give me sympathy, here is the link to the elevation changes of the race, click on it!) and trained, and have run most of the course, and done 13 miles before. But I still wonder if I can do it! Still wonder what will happen.
Today I have a lot of excitement and nervous feelings going on! This will probably feel like the longest day ever! Fears that i will cramp up, or push too hard at the beginning and not be able to finish or doubts of whether I can do it! UGH!
Tomorrow 8:30 AM mountain time! I will be starting out my race, going up hill right away. The first 8 miles are very strenuous and the last 5 should be easy but by then you're pretty tired! I will most definitely have an update here as soon as I can walk again! ;)
One of my "life goals" (of course not very spiritual) was to run a half marathon before I turned 30. Well I'm 3 years ahead of myself. and it will feel like the best accomplishment in the world to finish! I can't wait to accomplish this! Looking forward to that feeling of being done!
Can't wait to give you all the update!
|this is the first hill right at the beginning|
|This is the second hill about a half mile after the first one|
(and I feel like these pictures don't really do it
justice. You just have to see it
|this is at the top - and it really is a beautiful run|