So, tomorrow is THE BIG DAY! My first race since running my first (and only) marathon in September of 2007! I’m super excited…and a little nervous!
Originally I was training to run this race is under 2 hours – which would have been a PB for me…but, things got in the way and I did not get in as much running as I had hoped. That being said, the training I did do has more than prepared me for tomorrow’s run….but, a few weeks ago I decide to to change my whole race perspective and run with my sister to help her reach her goal of a sub 2:30 half. You see, my sister Cathy has trained really hard for this race (you can read all about it on her blog) and has SERIOUSLY improved in her running, but she still lacks a bit of the mental toughness required to compete a 21.1km race. She, (like pretty much everyone else) always runs better with someone…she just needs a little push sometimes, someone to get her running again after her one minute drink break towards the end of the race, someone to make her run up every hill, someone to distract her with mindless chatter…enter ME! I am super excited to run with my sister, we have done many races together, but have never actually run together. It’s going to be awesome!
So, here’s a little something to keep us both going as my sister I run the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon tomorrow…
So, that’s it. Everything we have worked so hard for comes down to tomorrow. We’re ready! We can do this! We will reach our goal of a sub 2:30 half marathon!