It’s hard to believe the day is finally here… I’m currently en route to Nashville, TN for my very first half marathon. I’ve never done a half. I’ve never been to TN. I’m excited about the trip!
I will just be honest here…. I feel very ‘blah’ about writing this post. I wish I could say that I felt ready, and that I was hopeful for a good race. But unfortunately I’ve developed a nagging right knee pain during my last 2 weeks of training that has prevented me from running longer than 3 miles at a time. I suspect that it is due to weakness in my hips and upper leg muscles (much of what I dealt with with my left knee a couple of years ago), but nothing has made it better except for not running.
I am going back and forth about whether or not I should drop to the 5k. I think about the last 4 months of training, all of the miles I logged, all of the cross training, the hours upon hours of exercise each week and all of the accomplishment I felt each Sunday when I ran a long run. It makes my heart feel a little heavy that I may not end up crossing the half marathon finish line after all of that. Part of me wants to just try for the half, but deep down I feel like there is no way I will make it to 13.1.
I’m not quite sure what I will be doing in the morning, so it will be a game time decision. This is a Rock n’ Roll Race so I can switch to the 5k with no problem tomorrow morning. I brought everything I would need for the half just in case. If you are interested in following along tomorrow morning, my bib number 37201 and I’m in one of the last corrals. Please send me positive vibes in the morning!
P.S. If anyone wants to drop a DNF story here to make me feel better than I would greatly appreciate it!
What are you up to this weekend?