Monday, September 5, 2011

T minus 27 days (and counting)...


My first half marathon is 27 days away.

I ran 10 miles on Saturday. First time in the double digits...ever. I ran 25 miles last week total.

I'm doing a 10k September 11th.

Tim bought me a Garmin for my birthday present (a few weeks early), and I can't wait to get it!

I'm so nervous for the big day (October 1), and I keep reading race reviews from running bloggers and tearing up at their happy stories of their firsts (marathons, halves, etc).

I think I'll probably cry when I finish (shoot, I teared up when I started my first 5k).

I am so motivated on a regular basis, and I can't explain where it is coming from. But, to keep myself going, and to motivate others...here are some wonderful thoughts:
Source: None via Han on Pinterest





Source: tumblr.com via Alicia on Pinterest

To those of you working towards a goal, you can do it!

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9 comments:

Meghan said...

You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post, and you are going to ROCK your half! I cried too, btw:) Sometimes, I imagine myself crossing a 26.2 finish and tear up at the mere thought, ha!

Zara said...

You are awesome! :-)
I can't wait to hear your success story!

And this post is great! Now I'm super motivated to get back to the gym :-)

Rachel said...

10 miles, that is awesome. Congrats for working hard and being so close to your goal. You will do great!

Kelly said...

LOVE the quotes!! Congrats on your first 10 miler! Can't wait to read all about the big race :-) You're going to do great!

Rachel McPhillips said...

You are going to punch that race in the face in one month!! :)

Brittany said...

This post was super inspiring!! I've started to train for a 5K. I'm so out of shape that this is a big deal for me. My goal is to run a 5K in November. I'm hoping I'm ready by then!! Thank you for this post!!

Amber said...

Girl, I'm so proud of you. You are SUCH an inspiration. I know that you'll rock it, and I can't wait until you post all about it! :)

allyson said...

how inspiring! rooting for you meghan {and slightly envious as i'm a running poser}. xo

taylor said...

reading the last picture gave me goosebumps! i really need to get back to couch to 5k. it was so invigorating!