Friday, January 13, 2012

Half-Marathon: This is it.

This is it.

All the training.  The weeks and weeks of regimented running, eating, and cross-training.

All the talk. All the work.  All the build up.

It's here.

In a little less than 48 hours I'll be starting my first half-marathon and running 13.1 miles.

I have permanent butterflies in my stomach, especially as the pre-race festivities start to begin and makes it all that more real.

With a pre-race social tonight, an expo tomorrow, and then the night before... I'm almost short of breath in thinking about it.

I'm not usually one to get so nervous or scared like this.  I tend to be a cool customer.  But this has me terrified.

I'm trying to visualize myself finishing the race, crossing that line, smiling and happy that I did it.  Remembering everyone's advice "just put one foot in front of the other..." "take it step by step"

I find I almost can't even put how I feel into words as I type this...

So I'll end with this...

There are very few moments in our lives where we can really look back and smile at ourselves and our accomplishments. And many of those moments we don't get to really relish in over and over again for whatever reason. I have had the wonderful ability to have many moments.  And through my blog been able to share those moments in words and pictures and really remember them.  So here are a few moments that I think back on that give me joy.  On Sunday I get to gain another one...




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