Monday, April 18, 2011

T minus 13 days

Less than two weeks until race day!  I'm getting excited.  Mostly I'm excited to have some of my own time back...but I'm also excited to run and see how I do. 

Yesterday I had a huge victory.  I ran a full 10 miles...only stopping to pee once.  It felt good to know I can run that long.  My legs are a little sore today, despite stretching well, sitting in a cold water bath, and taking some Advil last night...but I'm OK with my level of soreness.  I haven't pushed myself to run a full distance for quite a while.  I've opted to run/walk during most of my training.  I still haven't decided if I want to run the full race or run/walk, but either way...I'm goign to finish and I know I can run the whole thing if I decided I want to run the full 13.1.  That in and of itself feels great. 

I cannot express how grateful I am for the support I've had from so many different people.  I've had a great amount of support from the group of gals I've been running with at cousins who are also training for a mom...a co worker in's great!  I've gotten lots of support and some very helpful tips as well as I embark on this journey of becomming a runner.  There's still a lot to learn about running and keeping myself healthy while doing so, but it's been a great journey so far.  I'm looking forward to what's around the next bend after May 1st.