Today was my last run before the half marathon on Sunday. I am not sure how excited I am about it but I can tell you I am very nervous about it. My longest run to date is 11 miles. I was going to do a 12 mile run a few weeks back and I did horrible on it and only made it to 5 miles. I have days were I run great and feel like I can run a full marathon and there are other days I feel like running 3 miles is going to kill me. Not sure what my problem is or if I am just slacking but whatever it is I sure as shit have good days and bad days. I am just praying that this Sunday is not one of my bad days.
Sunday I ran 8 miles and today I ran 3 miles. These are my last two runs before I run 13.1 miles. I feel like I could use another month or two of training but I have no time left. Ready or not I am running a half marathon in 2 days!! I really cant believe I am saying that. A long hard 11 months I have put in all for this one day. I have busted my ass and slacked off and busted my ass some more. I have lost 17 pounds and have built up my muscles, stamina and endurance. I have changed my life and I am very happy with the changes I have made. WOW – 11 months. I just cant believe I have been running for this long. And come Sunday I will have earned this bad boy.
Yup this is mine and will be proudly displayed on the back of my car. Oh I just cant wait. I will officially be a runner!
I have been hearing so much about compression socks I thought I would finally give them a try. Nothing like a week before a marathon to give them a try. 🙂
These lovely orange calf compression sleeves are suppose to help you run better and not get so tired by keeping the blood flowing. I ran in them twice this week and I am not 100% convinced they help but hey I will give them a try. Of course I had to get a matching orange shirt to wear in the race since I don’t want to look like rainbow bright and all – Thanks D for pointing that out to me this weekend. LOL Then again rainbows are pretty cool.
Me in all my glory of the sweaty mess I was today after my last chance workout. I hope I have done enough to have a great run on Sunday. Wish me luck!