Sunday, April 17, 2011

Off to the races!

It's race day! This one is an early race, starting at 8:00am. I'm up by myself enjoying my breakfast and a bit of peace around 2 hours before the race starts. We made the decision to have my husband and kids at the finish line, but not the start. It's just easier and less stressful not to wrestle Spud and Sweetpea out of the house so early.

I want to thank everybody for all the words of encouragement along my journey. After reading some of the comments on my goal setting, I was reminded to have fun. I've actually decided to edit my goals slightly:

(The parts in italics are the new parts.)

1. To finish with a smile on my face.

2. To pace well, finish strong, and enjoy the scenery.

3. Not let the things out of my control get to me. (Such as icy pathways or congested areas).

I'm one of the lucky ones that actually loves running. I need to remember that when I race.

See you all on the other side of the half marathon!