Nerves

Hello friends!

I put the finishing ribbon on my wreath and hung it up last night!

I obviously went with pink 🙂 and I LOVE it.  I did get a brown ribbon so that if I wanted to paint the wreath a different color for the fall I could use that (orange maybe?). ahh the possibilities are endless!

Okay back to the topic of my post.. I am terrified for my upcoming race.  I took the bulk of last week off, and I neglected to run my 10 miles this past weekend because we had friends in town and I was lazy, and I totally regret it.  I ran five miles on Monday, and four miles yesterday and I have to admit they were the most painful miles I have run to date.. I don’t know why 😦 I am at a loss.

I really want to curl up in a ball and cry when I think about my race sometimes because I just don’t believe I will be able to run it.  My plan for the rest of the week is to run three miles today and two miles tomorrow, hopefully these will put my mind at ease.  I also think I am going to end my training with a nice ice bath on Thursday after my two mile run, just to give my muscles a chance to recuperate.

Has anyone else ever felt this way?

My hubby says that my body is trained to run the half marathon and that I shouldn’t be worried, but I can’t help it.  I want to believe in myself, but horrible runs like the last few I have had make me doubt my abilities. I am also very mad at myself for dropping the ball last week and this past weekend, I cannot believe I allowed myself to be lazy, especially after all the hard work I have put in since December!

All I can do now, is go into the rest of my runs this week with a positive attitude and believe that the adrenaline of all the people will be enough to push me through the 13.1 miles I have in front of me!

I hope everyone has a great day!

We get to go pick up our race packets tomorrow! I am stoked! I hope that will get me in the correct mindset!

Cheers!

6 thoughts on “Nerves

  1. Erin says:

    You’ll do fine. You’ve been so dedicated to training – It’s unrealistic to be able to run every single day you’re supposed to. I know you’ll do great. Wish I could be there to cheer you on! ❤

  2. Kate @ ibrokemyumbrella says:

    Just wanted to say, don’t worry. What’s done is done as far as training is concerned, and I find that you’re usually much more prepared than you think. Just like good training runs don’t always predict good races, bad training runs don’t mean you’ll have a bad race. It sounds like your race is pretty soon. Which half is it? So, just try and relax and enjoy yourself out there. You’ll be great!

    • myrunningthoughts says:

      Thanks Kate 🙂 It’s the Rock & Roll Half marathon in DC :)This is my first big race, so I just don’t know what to expect. But you’re right, what’s done is done 🙂

  3. Alaina says:

    Don’t worry. There is no way that taking some training days off can undo all of the hard work that you have put in over a long period of time. You’re ready, and you aren’t going to believe how much being in a race motivates you!

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