Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm Ready!

Posted by TEAM PARKER at 11:03 AM 0 comments Links to this post
By this time tomorrow I will have completed my first (and probably last) half marathon.  I have a plethora of emotions going on right now--nerves, butterflies, confidence, and wanting to kick some butt!  I say it might be my last because all this training has tarnished my love for running a bit.  I miss the days that I could "decide" to go run and then run a nice and simple 3 miles or so and call it quits.  That's not enough to train for a half marathon.  I have enjoyed this 4 month trek and I have a feeling it will all be well worth it when I cross that finish line tomorrow.  But, I will always remember what it has taken to get to this point.  Pure dedication.  Sticking to my training calendar.  Running 8 miles in the cold rain.  Etc. Etc.

My goal is to finish the race in under 2 hours and I think it's feasible given my training.  I definitely couldn't have done this without my trusty training partners, Leisha and Shelley--they have been AWESOME and kept me going when I didn't think I could.  I never thought I could run and chat, but now I'm spoiled and bore incredibly easy when running solo.

So here's to Team Nike: thanks for all the support in training...we've come a long way!  We're going to have an awesome race and a great celebration afterwards!

And now I have to go eat some more Tiffs Treats...gotta love carbing up!

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