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 church...my cousins who are also training for a race...my mom...a co worker in Louisiana...it'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.