If you didn’t already know, it’s RACE WEEK! I’ve had several good weeks of running in a row, including my first (and probably only) ever award for coming in 2nd place in my age group this past weekend at the Habitat for Humanity 15K. Maybe for the ego boost, I’ll run in it again next year. There weren’t too many brave souls who took on the 15K version of this challenging and HILLY course. However, it left me feeling much more confident for this weekend. Once the soreness in my quads wore off, Jenny and I headed out for the last short runs before race day on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
I tried to look back at my TNT page and blog from last year to see how I was feeling about my upcoming half-marathon, but I wrote more that week about my overall gratefulness to everyone who supported me through TNT than my actual feelings about running the race itself. Ultimately, that race was much more about the CAUSE than the running, so looking back, it makes a lot of sense.
I recall being nervously excited, but overall knowing my race was a part of a much bigger cause, therefore, however the race went, I’d be happy at the end. This year, I’m plain excited that we made it through our training all by ourselves, and hopefully I’ll have a new PR to go along with this sweet bling around my neck on Saturday! Please say a prayer for me and my running buddies that we all have a good race day and that those crazy side-stitches and any other pains stay FAR away