Today is Monday. I am going to run my first half-marathon on Saturday, less than a week from now.
Tomorrow my friend Stephanie flies in from across the country to finish out the last couple days of training and to run the race with me. I’ve known her since 6th grade, not seen her in person in almost 8 years and yet she has been my biggest support and fan from the beginning of my weight loss journey (thank you cheap long distance on cell phones!!).
I have a map of the course, I have Nuun and energy gels stocked and my workout clothes will get washed one more time for sure before then. Packet pickup is on the agenda Friday evening and by then I hope to have decided whetherI’ll play music for the race or listen to a podcast first as I normally do.
The weather is supposed to be pretty nice with some rain showers that I’m hoping will stick to the afternoon. I’ve been checking the temperatures at 7:00 am every morning (race start time) and it’s getting cooler and cooler. Glory!!!
This will be my biggest fitness undertaking thus far in my entire life and I am ready. I am ready to go out and one more time be proof that change is possible. If this formerly overweight, 37-year-old wife and mother of three teenagers can lose weight and train to run for 13.1 miles, then anything is possible.
I’ll be back Friday with a weigh-in. In the meantime, I’m going to go finish some last-minute tasks before Stephanie gets here. It’s going to be a fun week!