Friday, August 24, 2012

The Final Countdown

Is that song playing through your head, too?  Yea, I thought so!

Well, one week from tomorrow is my half marathon.  I am a whole mixed bag of emotions right now.  People keep asking if I am excited, and I tell them, "when it's done I will be excited!"  Seriously, I am looking forward to crossing this finish line more than giving birth to my children.  Every bone, muscle, and tendon hurts in my legs right now.  Even my toes hurt, it all hurts.  Tomorrow will be my last long run till the race, then this coming week are all 2-4 mile runs, or as real racers call it, jogs. 

I am praying I can overcome the soreness to really make this last week count.  I also am having regret start to set in like I should have done this, eaten that, not eaten that, trained harder, etc.  But I have that with everything in my life.  I am not sure I have ever felt 100% satisfied.  Looking back now there are a lot, I mean A LOT of things I should have done differently, like stretch more, eat more protein, take calcium pills, I am telling you a lot of things that could have aided in my training.  But I am the typical naive is bliss and just do it, then think about it later.  Hence why I never took Lamaze, I figured the nurses would tell me what to do, and they did.  However, I do not have a nurse training with me telling me what to do, that would have been nice.

So here's to one last week of training hard, eating what I want on days I run, because when this whole thing is over I have to actually be serious about eating healthy and exercising.  I mean how else am I going to fit in all my new jeans that are 2 sizes smaller then the ones I wore last year :)  

1 comment:

Kelly said...

You can do it!!! You are awesome!!