So there are just two days to go until I will be at the starting line of my very first half marathon. Wow - how time flies! I've done all my training (well minus a few missed runs), I've studied the route and I'm as ready as I'll ever be. So now all I need to do is pray that the weather cooperates - no rain, no wind and not too cold please Mr weather person.
I am of course filled with trepidation, excitement and an awful lot of nerves, but I'm not letting these nerves get to me as I know I can do this. I might want to complete it in a certain length of time (2.5 hours) and I might want to run the whole thing but if that doesn't happen it won't be the end of the world. The most important thing for me when it comes to this race is that I want to complete it.
I want to be able to say I've run a half marathon.
I did that.
That's how far I've come.
I want to be the person that's gone from a non-runner to a half marathon runner in two years. Yes, I know that that's a long time compared to other people but that's my story.
I can't wait to add that distance to the races I've completed. At the end of this weekend I want my completed race list to look like this: 5k, 10k, 10k, 5k, 10k, 13 miles.
I want to thoroughly deserve my celebratory post run roast dinner.
I want to remember for the rest of my life that moment when I cross the finish line exhausted.
I want to have that moment when I achieve something I set my mind to and if I have to walk then run then walk then run to get to that point I will do.
As this race is about the progress I make and not about doing it perfectly.
Wish me luck!