Eep! Five days and counting! Saturday just won’t get here quick enough. My feeling towards this weekend’s mini reminds me of my birthday as a child. I’m absolutely full of anticipation and excitement. Truthfully, I don’t feel nervous in the least. Just anxious to get going. When I started training in late January, I didn’t think I would be so eager to run the Derby City Mini Marathon. In January, I was just hoping to finish the thing mostly running. Now, I know I’ll run in, albeit slowly, and am shooting for a 2:45 finish time. Proud slow runner, here. I could have spent the last few months sitting on the couch everyday. Instead, I ran. And, believe it or not, got faster. And will continue to get faster.
That’s my next running adventure. I’m hoping to run a sub 30 minute 5K by the end of the summer, and I have every bit of faith I can do that. I put myself through nursing school while pregnant. I’ve delivered a baby sans epidural. I’ll have run 13.1 miles. 3.1 miles in 30 minutes or less by August/September? Sure. Now just to find a race to achieve that goal. I originally thought of shooting to run The Color Run in under 30 minutes, but while I’m still planning to run quicker than I can run a 5K now, that doesn’t seem to be the race to speed through. I want to thoroughly enjoy getting vibrant colored powder thrown at me rather than focusing on running the course in a certain time.
So. My first half marathon in T minus 5 days. Excited!