T-minus 22 Days!

When I signed up for the NYC half a long time ago, I was only excited about it. I figured that it would be no problem to keep up the running after the Ottawa half since, you know, it’s summer. And that I’d be all geared up and ready to go by the time the race neared.

But, life happens. I traveled to Vegas and Chile. I marched in a wedding. I worked a few 50+ hour weeks. And running has been taking a back seat to these things. (Learning that I must fit in running/working-out to keep sane, but that’s a whole different issue).
Now here I am, with the race 3 weeks and one day away. Am I going to go? Heck yeah, the ticket is booked (well, not for the right day, but that’s a whole other story) and I haven’t been to NYC in more than 6 months.

Am I going to run? Well, I figure that I can do 21.1km on August 16th if I run 13km today (done), 15km next weekend and 17km the following weekend — no time to taper! I won’t race the event, but I will complete it. It’s not worth me getting hurt to get a new PB. There will be plenty of other races to do that where I’m properly trained.

I am going to run because it’s fun, not because I’m going to beat a personal record. Running a half marathon – even slowly – isn’t something to shake a stick at!! Besides, I’ll have the different scenery of NYC to keep things interesting!
So in 22 days, if everything goes according to plan, I’ll have finished my third half marathon and be enjoying brunch somewhere in the city. Or maybe I’ll be shopping. Or napping. But I’ll be in NYC, and definitely happy to be done!

One Response to “T-minus 22 Days!”

  1. Marlene Says:

    Sounds like a good plan! Have fun with it. It’s nice to race with no pressure sometimes!

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