Sunday, April 27, 2014

It's here - I'm not ready but I'm willing

The race I was supposed to be training for for the last 8 weeks, is now arrived.  And it's not that I haven't trained, but I haven't trained properly.  You see, my life gets in my way of this athlete that I dream of being. I'm working out, eating good, and I actually have run okay, just have skipped all my LONG runs.  .  I'm sort of nursing, what I hope is not a bad injury.  I am hoping KT TAPE is going to be my savior.

The OC Half Marathon is my first half marathon, this will be the 3rd time I've run it, and I plan on running all 3 Beach Cities half marathon in the next 12 months, because I'm becoming a bling whore, and want the special medal.   The OC Half Marathon is the most gorgeous course you can imagine,  You spend the first 9 mile looking at the ocean/bay or ridiculously beautiful Newport Beach real estate.

So I will run it, walk it, or crawl my way across the finish line.  As life got in my way, and I lost my focus for awhile, I'm a runner, I'm a slow runner, but I like it.  I love what running has done for me.  Running brought me back to life, it kept me out of the dark place after cancer, and it was my big coping mechanism for autism.  I NEED to run.  I'm a better me when I run and train and am doing something solely for me.

So hopefully, I'll see you on the course, or you'll pass me.  But wait for me at the finish line because even though I'm slow, I'm still running, and I will finish.  I was so inspired watching the Boston Marathon this week, I feel invigorated, ready and looking forward to my next race, and training appropriately and making running and me a priority, and having fun doing it.  Because lets face it, I have to take care of myself, or I will not be around to care for those that really need me.

Happy Trails!