My First Half Marathon: Am I ready?
This time last year I'd run a 3km to work and would be really proud of myself so I can't begin to imagine how I'm going to feel if I make it to 23km. But let's be real - what if I don't make it to 23km. (11/03/2013- I got it wrong, it's 21km- I'm a doughnut I know!)
I've been training for this since November and no joke I've seen the physio over 5 times, had (still have) runner's knee and shin splints, made school girl errors of running in the wrong trainers and found out I over-pronate and have weak glutes (I've been on the squats and lunges trust me!). It feels like the world is against me...
I took a step back when I got an email from Charlie of Run Dem Crew and his powerful words made me realise I've been doing way too much and lost focus of why I'm doing this. It is supposed to be fun and a sense of empowerment but somehow it turned into a task where a sub 2 hour goal came out of nowhere. I forgot that doing my first half marathon was a Personal Best in itself... so don't judge me if you find out Laura carried me across the finish line!
With that in mind I'm going to go and take in the vibes, feel the atmosphere, lace up and enjoy running in Paris.... I'm gonna go make every single one of those 13 miles mine - wish me luck!