Well, this is it. The time has come. After three and half months of training I will be racing in my very first half marathon at Disney World tomorrow morning. Racers have to be in the starting area by 5 AM, so we have to get up dark and early to be there on time.
Earlier this week I was feeling good about everything, but now that it is the night before, I am feeling a bit anxious and nervous. I am trying to stay positive though. I am pretty sure I can do this; I need to trust the training I did. I followed the Marathoning for Mortals run/walk plan, for those who don't already know. It is a great book, that gave me tons of information and the final push to actually run this race. I honestly had NEVER considered running a half marathon (those are for like super athletes, right?). I used to be the girl that hated running the mile in gym class and now I am planning to complete 13.1 miles. It is so crazy and exciting!
I have all my gear laid out, water bottle ready, fuel packed, and gadgets charged for the morning. My goal is to simply finish the race and have fun! I am number 36256 and am in corral E which starts around 6 AM. Wish me luck!
*I can do this. I can do this. I am going to do this!*