Tomorrow is the big day. I’m running the Richmond Half Marathon! My very first half marathon, and definitely the longest distance I’ve run ever. Even though I’m a workout fanatic, I’ve never been much of a runner. I just don’t feel like my body was built for that kind of exercise, it doesn’t love the amount of impact. But I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself. I chose a half marathon because I felt like it was an attainable goal given that I have an erratic schedule with grad school. I really need some level of flexibility with my workouts, and I like variety in my workouts. With a half marathon, as opposed to a full marathon, you don’t have to run every day, and you’re not doing training runs that take three hours.
I’ve been running about three times a week with longer runs on weekends. The last few weekends I’ve done about 11 miles. I feel like I’m ready because if I can do 11, I could squeeze in 2 more. Plus I’ve been running on a hilly path and I think the race is a flatter course. I’m super excited!
I’m ready with my race outfit. I did a dress rehearsal with it last weekend to make sure it was comfy for a long run. There is nothing worse than doing a long run with sports bra that rubs, or pants that slide down! I think this outfit is going to be a winner for me.
You might notice that I’m wearing shoes that I bought last February from DSW. Well, not really. I actually liked those sneakers so much, I bought another pair. Then it was so close to the race I figured I needed a relatively fresh pair, so I bought them again. I actually had to write numbers on the insoles to remember which pair is which!
Wish me luck!
Do you have any fitness related goals this year?