I officially have one week until my half marathon. Nervous? Excited? Scared? All of the above. There’s this song in the movie Holiday Inn that keeps popping in my head when I think about how I’m a week away from my first half marathon but specifically this lyric… (Note: it’s a song about New Years Eve)
“One minute to midnight, one minute to go, one minute to say goodbye before we say hello”
In my mind, I think of this lyric because I think about how I have one week to say goodbye to my old running self and one week to say hello to this new chapter of my life. A chapter that takes me to a whole other level of running. While you were all sleeping in, I ran 8 miles this morning. 8. I have never said that sentence out loud until today and I couldn’t be prouder. This is definitely a new level of running in my opinion and I’m so excited to see where it takes me. I have always loved running but this is different. I never thought I could love it more. But I can.
I love this quote from Olympian Kara Goucher:
Even though I have so much nervousness building up for this half, I have to sit back and remember why I signed up for it in the first place. I’m not training for the olympics. I am doing this because I love to run and it helps me realize how lucky I am to be able to do this.
Injury update: Other than my legs being generally sore from all my training, things are good! Lots and lots of ice and ibuprofen. After 8 miles this morning, it is now officially taper time until the race!