Greetings from sunny Florida! Please accept my apologies for lack of blogging–Tuesday was spent scrambling to wrap up all of my work before vacation, and now that I’m here, there’s been someone constantly talking to me every moment, which is less than conducive to blogging! 😉
This Sunday, I’m running my fifth half marathon in Miami with Paula and Michelle. Unlike every other half I’ve run, I didn’t train specifically for this race. Of course, I’m training for a full marathon in April, but this was kind of a last minute decision.
Despite the fact that I’m definitely in shape to run it, and I’ve run plenty of races before, I still feel jittery about it. I’m not sure exactly why I’m doubting myself right now, but for some reason, running a race on Sunday suddenly feels like a horrible idea.
I had jitters before my last half, too, but in an excited kind of way. This feels more like nerves–or, to be more specific, fear. That and the fact that over the last few weeks, I’ve been sore, which makes me think I’m already overtraining for the marathon. I thought at first that maybe it was just the extra strength training I’ve been doing, but I laid off this week, and my legs are still pretty achy.
Besides all that, I’ve just been feeling “off” lately. I can’t put my finger on it, but my body just isn’t right. My stomach has been bugging me, I feel dehydrated, I’m generally just not operating at fully capacity. Then there was my fall earlier this week–not that I fell as hard as I usually do, but I think it’s messing with my head. Oh, and I thought it would be a good idea to climb a fence this morning, so my hands are all scratched up from that. As in, blood running down my wrist during my run–bull in a china shop, I tell ya.
I’m sure everything will be fine.
I’ll have a really bad race . . .
I don’t want that to happen, but I’m mentally preparing myself for it, just in case.
On the bright side, this afternoon, I’m going to the beach. So there’s that. 🙂
Does anyone else get anxious before every single race? Or am I alone in this particular facet of my craziness???