In spite of the cold sweats and the stomach cramps that I get every time I think about the Half Marathon that I’ll be running on Sunday, I am ready. I ran a strong 12 miles a couple of weeks ago and felt pretty good. I like to think I felt good enough that I could have pulled out one more mile.
That’s the good news. The bad news is, this week, I keep having mental breakdowns and am letting my nerves get the best of me. I got a side ache yesterday in the first half mile of my 3 mile run, then another one this morning during my 2 miles. I can’t even remember the last time I had a side ache!
Deep breathing, visualization, and the promise of a feeling of extreme accomplishment will get me to the finish line. My goal: to finish the race, running, and smiling!
Cheer me on!