March 27, 2015

Count Down To Race Day

I can't believe I am running a half marathon tomorrow. Seriously... what?? I actually ran a half marathon in college and didn't train correctly for it. Within two months of my first half marathon I sprained my foot and had to wear a boot and tore my ACL. I definitely think they're connected to my lack of training... and after my surgeries, I never thought I would be able to run one again, but here we are.
First run and then last run before the race
When Katy randomly mentioned it to me right after Christmas, I was like sure ok... I'll try. I had no idea how my knee would hold up, but I decided it was worth a shot. I am so glad I did. The 13 week journey has been crazy... not just because of the running but because of a lot of other things too-- house drama, kid craziness, snow storms-- you name it. And I really think this training came at the perfect time. I have a lot of thoughts about this training and what it has done to me as a person, and I need time to sort through and get the right words... so I'll save that post for one day next week.

Annnnyways... Katy and I decided if we were going to do this-- we were going to do it BIG. So we've been celebrating this week. We went to dinner with our group of running girls last night at Table Mesa to carb load-- aka eat whatever I want without guilt for the last time in awhile... and then today we went together and got our nails done. I NEVER branch out and do bright colors-- but today I wanted to do something bright and springy. Love them. We keep joking that we feel like we are getting ready for prom because we are so excited about this!
Then we went to pick up our race packets and went to the big expo they had. It was fun and we got  lots of goodies.
And to close... I just have to brag on Katy and what she means to me. We've been friends for four years and I've always known that she was a good friend, but we've literally been attached at the hip the last 13 weeks. We've run together consistently 3x a week, playdated together, girl nighted together... and it's sealed the deal for me-- she's one of the best friends a girl could ask for, a true friend who actually GETS me and the craziness of my life. She was with me when I got the phone call that the house fell through (the first time...) and promptly bought me an ice cream cone-- because that's what friends do... and there is no way I could have done this training by myself. So very very thankful for her friendship and there is really no one I would rather run with!!!

So that's all from me for now. Tomorrow is the BIG day. If I'm not feeling dead, I'll post pictures tomorrow afternoon! Hope you all have the best weekend!! Happy Friday!

2 comments:

  1. So, I love your blog, you are a great inspiration! Something funny, I ran a half marathon a few years back ( Hope to run one again but I recently had twins, another story) anyway, must have been lack of oxygen to my brain and at mile 11 I verbalized to my husband "only one more mile" to quickly be corrected. Ha, last two miles were the longest ever! Hope your brain remains oxygenated and you enjoy yourself. You will do awesome. Can't wait to read about it 😁

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  2. Can't wait to hear how your run went. I'm sure yall did great.

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