This morning I went on my last longer run until the Disneyland Half Marathon. I have a few short ones during the week and on Saturday a 5 mile run. It was a good run but towards the end it was HOT!! It’s suppose to be 115 today. EEEEeeek! I felt good when I finished though. My knee was starting to ache a bit at the beginning but it got better as I kept going. I’m icing right now and once I’m done on some blog reading I’m going to get my Yoga on 😉
I am starting to get a little nervous about the race now that it’s closer. I am so looking forward to it but Eeeek! I like that I still get nervous though, I think it’s part of running races. 🙂
A few reasons why I know I feel nervous is because I don’t feel as prepared as I did for the L.A. Half Marathon. I compare all my races to the L.A. one because that’s the one I felt the best for. It was my best time at 2:27 and the only race I’ve ran alone. I plan on running the Disneyland 1/2 alone also. I loved runnig L.A. alone because I pushed myself to do the best that I could, but I love running with people so I know that I’ll miss that part too. When I started training for Disney my original goal time was 2:20. That was before a few health issues occurred. I’ve done the best I can to keep up with my training plan and stay motivated. I’m not going to change my goal. I’m still going for the 2:20!!! But I’m going to enjoy this race no matter what my time is. I know how I’ve felt the last few months, I know that I’ve pushed myself even when I didn’t feel good, with the Dr. appointments, tests and stress. So you bet i’ll probably cry if I beat my L.A. time because I know that it’s been a challenge. I’m not making excuses if I don’t beat my time, I’m going to accept it and be proud of it 🙂 Plus I’m running in Disneyland!! The Happiest Place on Earth, I gotta have fun!! 🙂
I chose my song already for my video. I always choose a song that always pumped me up on my runs. There’s always one that sticks out more than others. Craig makes me a video for every race, since my very first one. I’ve come a long way since then. 😉
Here is the video of my very first half marathon with my friend Diana that Craig made for me. We had an older camera so it’s not all high tech but I still love watching it 🙂
Here’s my L.A. RNR Half video…just for fun 😉
I also want to show you a cute Nike top I got yesterday. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be mine.
I love what it says. Not sure if you can read it so here it is….
“Start( In different languages) A race is about pain, suffering, glory, sweat, tears, gelatinaus legs, jockeying for position, passing people,being passed, passing out, hallucinations, funny tanlines, adoring fans, adrenaline, favorite socks, hyperventilation, H2O, stamina, second wind, cramps, cotton mouth, B.O., willpower, gasping, another t-shirt, wanting to puke, #@&!, training, and winning, Finish (In all different languages)”