Saturday, February 16, 2013

Race Weekend is Here!

And so starts operation run 2 Half Marathons in 8 days!  I’ve successfully completed 2 Disney halfs in the past few months but tomorrow will be my first non-disney long distance race.  I’m both excited and nervous.  I know Disney is always over the top so I’m expecting tomorrow to be more difficult with less water stops and entertainment along the way.  I also feel like the Five Points of Life half is going to attract more serious runners.  It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and start off too fast and burn out very quickly. I’m going to try very hard to make it a mental game and stay at a pace comfortable for me.  I’m going to go at a slower pace than usual as the Princess Half is next weekend.  Yes I just started running in May and yes I’m running 2 half marathons in 8 days.  What can I say?  I’m addicted hahahah. Even though tomorrow is not a Disney race I’m still looking forward to running with BOTH of my roommates and a few friends from church.  Running is so much more enjoyable when you can do it with people you love :)
Cold temps for tomorrow

I went to the expo today to pick-up my race packet for me.  Expos are one of my favorite parts of race weekends.  I mean who doesn’t like free stuff?!  They had a lot of warm gear out to buy as tomorrow is expected to be pretty cold for Florida.  We’ve been in the 70s and now all of a sudden the forecast for this weekend is in the 30s! Yikes!  I’ve only ran one cold race before and it was only a 10K so we’ll see how this goes.  And Princess weekend is supposed to be in the 80s ugh. 

Warm temps for Princess
I’m going from cold to really warm in a matter of days…no wonder I’ve been sick.  It’s actually my first cold since I’ve started running so I can’t complain too much.  It’s just not good timing as I’m feeling sickly and have 2 long distance races to conquer.   Yesterday, I stayed home sick from clinic because I was feeling lethargic and congested.  I pretty much slept all day with a little Disney blog stalking of course. I really want to go to the Princess Half Meetup!  I haven’t been before and it looks like so much fun from all of the blogs I’ve been reading :) Today I’m doing better and starting to feel like I’m on the mend but I can tell I’m not 100%.  I’m praying tomorrow I feel even better and am able to run easily.  I’ll keep you updated…


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