Friday, September 23, 2011

Sixteen days...

I've been planning and running and even made plans to run and my half marathon is only 16 days away.  In one sense, that's over two weeks and a pretty long time.  In another, two weeks goes by in the blink of an eye.  After all, I just registered for this in April and now it's the end of September.  I haven't done a half marathon in three and a half years and I'm scared a little nervous, excited, and wanting to beat my 2:02 time from last time.  Someone needs to come and pace me.

I ran ten miles on Saturday and felt pretty good afterwards.  I really wanted to go home and sit on the couch and sip chocolate milk and read a magazine the rest of the day, but, I had to help host a youth church dance, so I ran around like a chicken with it's head cut off and gathered supplies, made cotton candy, and generally worried about it going off OK.  I didn't get to bed until after midnight and should have slept in on Sunday, but woke up early and was busy once more.  Not so much the day of rest I would have liked.  This made for a bad start to the week and I felt like I was walking in a haze until Wednesday when I finally woke up and felt recovered.  Note to self.  On my next long run, do not have a major event planned that same day.

On Monday, I still went and met up with the half marathon training group and ran up the mountain... and ended up in my "Where's Amy?" running photo of the week...
Newsletter star again?  Not so much.
How do I know it's me you might ask?  That guy in red followed me all the way up and all the way back down.  I thought it was kind of cool at the time since he looked a lot younger and I felt faster.  I was pretty happy with beating him up the mountain.  Now looking at this photo, he was a lot closer to me than I thought he was.  Kinda creepy.  Especially since he never said a word to me.  I also blew the photo up in Photoshop just to make sure.  Yep.  It's me.  How does this keep happening?  Certainly not because of my photo worthiness... after all, it's the cute girl and guy who rated the camera click!  I may have to make my own search and find book at this rate.

Just because it's only 18 seconds, here's the promo video for the half marathon....

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  1. 2 weeks will go by in a blink!!! You're going to do great! Take these two weeks to psych yourself up! You're going to rock it Amy!!! Wish I could come out and run with you!

  2. Wow, your hill training looks brutal! You are totally going to beat your 2:02. You are going to be stronger than you know!

    Funny that you are in all the photos! Where's Waldo?

  3. love your where is amy pics those are so funny!!

    i am with you my half is i think three weeks away and the feeling is so weird! you are going to rock your run and this time will fly by!

  4. Hill training is so hard and so good for us!

    Love that you found yourself in the picture.

  5. Great post,your doing great in your training 2 weeks is not long i'm getting nervous about mine in over a month but it's all the fun i hope :)

  6. I have my goal race in 8 days! Seems like a long time away, but I think we begin to think "Did I do enough?", "Will I finish?" or "Will I get close to my goal time?". I'm nervous as heck! But, ready to go! (I think...) Best of luck!

  7. Hill runs are great for training! Me....i'm still at milepost 2 ;)

  8. Looks like we have our next races on the same weekend! Hills are a necessary evil :)

    Counting down the days to Chicago with a Sweaty Bands giveaway on my blog!

    Enjoy the taper!