Saturday, July 23, 2011

T-minus 42 days

I have never been an athlete; I struggled to complete the required mile of running in middle school, I took swimming to fulfill my P.E. class in high school, and my idea of joining a sport was Dragon Boat. So why, you may ask, am I going to run (and actually be excited for it!) a half marathon in 42 days?
Truthfully, I don't really know myself. I'm sure the fact that the 13.1 mile race is held at Disneyland is a good chunk of the reason. But what I do know is that I've never been more fit in my life... and it's awesome! Dearest and I run about every other night to train, which can be exhausting towards the end, but the motivation of flat abs keeps me going. That and Lady Gaga. She may be odd, but her music is great running music.
We have just 42 days to squeeze in the last of our training before we embark on the race. I'm getting nervous since we've yet to go on a significantly long run. At our current pace for 3.5 miles, we'd finish in 2hrs 30mins, but I'm not sure we'd be able to maintain that pace over 13 miles... Definitely don't want to get picked up by the slow bus. :/ Here's to hoping the atmosphere (Disneyland/California Adventure and the Angel's stadium) will help me get this:
Oooo... Shiny. ;)

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