The Day Before

Friday, May 11, 2012

Whew, where are the rest of my #sweatyfacepic girls? 5 down, faster than I intended, 9:12 in 46:23.Here we go. 5 miles, see you in 50 or less.Stalling tactic. #nervoustorun #bodypleaseholdup10 miles down, not without pain. 13.1 next Saturday. #vscocam #halfmarathontrainingFeet don't fail me now, please. #allthingsthroughChristNot fun. One foot in front of the other. #sweatyfacepic #halfmarathontraining

Well, it's the day before my 1/2 marathon and the nerves have finally struck. I've been doing pretty well with my training, only really taking a week off for injury, in mid April. My foot felt fantastic during my taper run on Wednesday when I got a fast 3 miles in, well fast at least for me. As soon as I stopped running though and took my shoe off, the pain in my left foot slowly crept back in. I think it really peaks after 5 miles, so I'm a little cautious how 13.1 will treat it.

I'm running the New Prague Half Marathon, so there's a little bit of travel involved. We've been undecided what to do with the boys the last few days, but Tony's now considering registering the day of, so they'll probably go to my inlaws. I told him I'm not going to take care of him on Mother's Day if he's a mess of sore muscles due to zero training. Someday my dream of having my kids there to support me will be realized, someday.

My goals are:

1) To finish.
     a) Under 10:00 min/miles.
     b) Feel strong while running.
     c) Maintain bladder control. [all you mamas know ;)]

The weather looks fantastic, I know I've put the miles in, and I'm excited to prove I can do it again! Any spare prayers are appreciated!


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18 comments:

Jill said...

You'll do great! Worried for Tony, but hope he still make Mother's day good for you!

Kim said...

Good Luck! I'm sure you will do fantastic!

Tiffany said...

Good luck, Leah! I'm looking forward to seeing Instagram pictures on Sunday.

Ashley | LifeAsAshlet.com said...

You've got this.

Samantha said...

Good luck! You are much speedier than me! I just finished my first half on Sunday and I love your quote at the end - I was repeating that to myself the whole time. Love it!

The Edberg's said...

You will do great! Good luck tomorrow!

Mrs. Southern said...

You can do it! Good Luck!

Randi said...

Good luck Leah!! You will do great!!

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Adrienne said...

Girl, you are going to do awesomely! I just know it ;)

good luck, praying for safety and a good time, oh, and rock on!!!

Also Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Ole Miss Mom said...

Good luck!! You can do it!! :)

Bree said...

You're going to do great! I admit I'm slightly jealous :)

Have a happy mothers day, too!

Elena said...

I'm sure you'll be great! Good luck!

Faith said...

Good luck! You can do it lady!

Julia said...

go get 'em, girl!!

Aimee said...

Good luck!

DianeTaylor said...

Hope it went well sweetie Happy Mothers Day!

W said...

Can't wait to read all about it!

Meredith said...

I know how YOU did (congrats and awesome work!) but now I can't wait to hear about how it went with Tony!

 

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