Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ready, set...

I’ve been refreshing my inbox like mad over the past few days, sulking that my bloggy friends haven’t been keeping in touch and feeling like nobody loves me (aaaaw!) and then I remembered that I’ve been a bad, bad blogger and haven’t really come up with a good proper post in a few weeks. Whoopsee!

So what’ve I been doing that’s kept me away? In a word: running. I’ve been getting ready to run a half-marathon on Sunday, and it feels like pretty much ALL of my free time is spent pounding the pavement. I’m feeling nervous, overwhelmed, and cautiously optimistic at this point. Usually all at once.

Will I be able to do it? Will running 21.1 km (roughly 13.1 miles for my American friends) make me a "For-Real Runner"? Will it be a one-time thing, or will I want to do it again?

When I ran my first race in 2009, I had 3 goals:


  • Finish the race

  • Run it the whole way, without stopping or walking

  • Run it in less than an hour (it was a 10 km event)

I’m not as prepared as I’d like to be for Sunday’s race. I’ve yet to run the entire distance once (the most I’ve run is about 15 km), and I’m definitely not as fast as I used to be. So I’m not sure I want to set a time goal for myself… But those first 2 goals still ring true.


Wish me luck!

11 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

You know WE DO! Wish you luck, and perfect running conditions, and some of those brilliant wee endorphins to speed you on your way. Go YOU!

sapphireblue said...

Goodluck with the race!

Caroline said...

Good luck with the race! You're going to do great! You know I was totally going to take up running again last summer, and then I got pregnant!

Maryse said...

I'll be sending you good vibes, maybe run a few km myself for support :-) I don't know if I'll dare run a 21.1 km one day. You have to keep in mind that only a minority of people can achieve this in their life. I'm sure you will do great, the ambiance always brings the best out of every runner! Go go go!

Chantal Boucher said...

Bonne chance Tara! L'important, c'est de partic... ouais, tu la connais celle-là!! Advienne que pourra, aie du plaisir! Te souhaite du beau temps, des beaux paysages, pas de crampes, pas d'ampoules aux pieds et... que le second souffle t'atteigne rapidement!

cauchy09 said...

Good luck!!

Dawn said...

Good Luck! You can do it!

Alrischa said...

What a pity you can't run and knit. That would probably get you into the newspaper :)

You probably would pass the finish line and keep running because you're concentrating on kitchenering that toe...

All the best! Half a marathon is awesome!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Good luck! Is it Rain or Shine? I hope for better weather for your sake!

You can do it!

Marie said...

Bonne chance pour cette course!
Je viens de découvrir ton blog, et je l'aime beaucoup!

Sinéad said...

I've been thinking about you today, I hope the race goes/went well!