Seventeen days stand between me and 13.1. Que the sweating and my skeptical face (exhibited below).
At the risk of sounding overly confident, I don’t have any doubt in my mind that I won’t be able to finish. This will be my fourth half marathon and even if I have to army crawl across that finish line, it’s going to happen. The problem lies in the fact that I don’t just want to finish, I want to do my best. I set out to break 2 hours (I’ve got 11 minutes to shave off my PR!) at the beginning of the new year and that number scares me even more now than it did then.
I came across this quote on Clementine Daily from Meryl Streep that read, “Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. I’ve been getting in my own way in more ways than one these past few weeks and I’m ready to push the self-doubt that has crept in to the side.
I tackled my 8-miler on Monday after skipping it on Saturday (do as I say, not as I do) and aside from a tinge of knee pain, it went alright. I’ve got three more long runs and a slew of 5-milers on the books over the course of the next two weeks. So if you need me, I’ll just be over here pushing myself to pick up the pace!
ARE ANY OF YOU TRAINING FOR A RACE? OR HAVE YOU TRIED ANY NEW WORKOUT ROUTINES LATELY?
p/s I’m 9,580 snaps deep over on Snapchat, but I’ve just now started using it as more than a means to send my best friends awkward couch selfies – which makes it way more fun! Find me @jessicazimlich for a behind the scenes look and more often than not, scenes from my runs.
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