A blog following me and my family on our path to a healthier lifestyle
Friday, June 11, 2010
1/2 Marathon Jitters
There is something about driving through Chicago on Lake Shore drive in the Spring or Summer that makes me want to go out and run. It is the beautiful lake and beaches, but probably more so the many many Chicagoans that are out there enjoying the sun and running!
My marathon is this weekend, wait no it must be qualified, my 1/2 marathon is this weekend. To me it feels like a marathon. I am definitely feeling a bit scared. I have to drive up Lake Shore Drive to get there, so hopefully there will be some early morning runners to help pump me up.
I have yet to run more than 6 miles in one go. I kind of fell off the training program because the long runs we so daunting that I wasn't doing anything. After about a week and a half of that, I decided to just try and run. So for the past couple of weeks I have been running between 3-6 miles every couple of days. I feel ok and I am just going to do my best on Sunday, I can't do any better than that.
I am hoping to run the whole way, but if I have to stop and walk I'm not going to beat myself up. I don't think I gave myself enough time to train for a race of this distance. Honestly I'm ready to mix up my workouts. I feel like everything has become runcentric and I have to run a certain distance and keep a certain time. I'm looking forward to getting past this race.
My plan is to have a pasta dinner on Saturday night and a normal breakfast in the morning. I have to pick up my packet tomorrow, so when I get there on Sunday I wont need to worry about too much. Wish me luck!
I am a 28 year old wife and mother on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I like to cook, garden, run, read and talk about nutrition and play with my rambunctious 2 year old boy TJ. I love tasty (read as greasy) food, so I am pretty constantly trying to find a good balance.