Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Getting Closer.....

Sunday I ran 10 miles......Yeah me....10 miles!!! Probably the slowest 10 miles ever, but I got it done. After it was over, I was thinking about how sane or insane I am to be doing this 1/2 Marathon this weekend. 13.1 miles is a long, long way. I know that I'm prepared, my endurance is good, very good. It's just the ole body parts that don't like it so much. Like me feet and calves really hurt after my run. Still sore today!! I did my regular workout with my trainer (weights & cardio) and did 6 miles on the bike last night. Today, I'm taking it easy. Really want these feet to calm down. (I tied my shoes too tight and they ache right where the laces were). Augh!

Right after my run on Sunday, so much doubt entered my mind. Doubt that I could finish this race, doubt that my body will let me, doubts that I could ever even consider trying a 1/2 Triathlon or even any other race for that matter. Doubts, doubt, doubts.....

But that was Sunday.

Today, I know I can do this race. I know....if I want I can do a 1/2 Tri. I have so much confidence in myself that I told my niece that I would be willing to run a Marathon with her next year. How about that?

SO I still got it. I'm still in the race. I can do it!!

How about you. Do you have doubts?

Keep focused!


  1. Congratulations and great job tackling 10 lbs! WAY TO GO :)

    I have doubts a lot just because I worry too much. I have to stop the negative self-talk though and believe in myself more :)

    Have a WONDERFUL week. Best of luck!

  2. You are awesome!! Keep it up!

  3. YES YES YES!!! I certainly do have doubts. My shins are killing me today from my run yesterday. And it was only my first day. I'm beginning to think maybe I'm still too heavy to be training for a 5k. What do you think?

    I met with my PT this morning...he killed me again! I'm feeling every pound of this excess weight and like such a loser. I know, I know...I shouldn't feel this way, but I do.

    As for you my sweet friend, I'm so proud of you. You're going to do this and I can't wait to hear all about it. Thanks for the surprise phone call yesterday. I needed that!

    Love you!!!

  4. You are so ready!!! Don't even think about how fast, that does not matter. You will be running a half and THAT is what is really exciting. You will love it as long as you remember you are there to have fun. Smiling as you run helps - trust me, I know.

  5. Good for you!! So proud of you. You can do it!!! You've got this. You are all prepared and trained to get this done. Please post afterward to let us all know how it went.

  6. I have no doubts! You can do this.

  7. Way to go, Joy! You are amazing, and give me the incentive to do something more!

  8. I have tons of faith in you!! You can do it!