My training program for the half marathon is down to a week and a half left. It’s getting so close and the nerves are starting to kick in. I’m getting closer to realizing I will soon be able to say I completed a half marathon. Nerve wrecking!
For the past 2 weeks I haven’t run. I took some time off in the first week because I developed a bone spur. It wasn’t too serious but caused a considerate amount of pain. I didn’t want that same pain on race day, so I decided to take it easy.
By the start of week 2 I developed a minor cold. I was stuffed up and my lungs couldn’t catch as much air as I would have liked.
So needless to say the past two weeks were not ideal for running. I can’t lie, part of me didn’t push myself as hard as I should have. None the less I was listening to my body and taking it easy. And ultimately it paid off. My foots healed completely and my sickness is all but gone. During those two weeks I did participate in a few spin classes, so I wasn’t a complete waste.
Tonight I was nervous. I felt like since I let so much time in between runs that I set myself back from all the hard work I’ve done so far. I have to run 13.1 miles in less than 2 weeks. Could I handle 3 miles? 4? Did I put myself too deep in a hole?
Well tonight I ran 6 miles. And the 6 miles felt great. It felt like I didn’t even miss a step. It was like riding a bike. And I was happy about that. It showed me that my time off was worth it to heal my body. I can tell I am fully prepared for the run. It will still be very hard. And I’m nervous as hell. But the time off was not as bad as expected. None the less I have to continue taking it one day at a time.
Also on the run tonight I passed by a police speed radar. I found it funny because I wondered if it would register how fast I was running. Like that episode from “The Office” where Michael and Dwight use it to compare running speed. Well it turns out it does just that. I ran past it at 6 miles an hour. Look out Usain Bolt, I’m coming for you!!