Here I am. Less than 24 hours before my third half-marathon starts. I am filled with the normal pre-race emotions~ excitement, fear, anxiety, hope, and nervousness. BUT the one thing I am feeling that is new for me is contentment. I am content with my training.
I have done the work. I have done the long runs.
My body has failed me on some runs and surprised me on others.
I will push outside my comfort zone, BUT remember to walk if my leg is screaming at me to walk. I will race against me and me alone (okay, maybe the person who is just a few yards ahead of me!).
One thing is for certain…I will question my intentions when I get in my car and leave the driveway. I will wonder why in the hell I am doing this?!
The jitters will hit me right when I get to the parking lot. I will be freaking out on the inside, but quiet on the outside. I will throw my “throw away” pants and sweatshirt in a pile on the grass. I will eat a Gu. One last porta-potty stop. I will line up at the start. Shoes check. Music check. I will tear up during the National Anthem. And I will take off…
See ya at the finish!