Sunday, August 29, 2010

There is no turning back....

Tomorrow I begin my training program! I remember when I had this crazy idea to do this half-marathon I didn't think that I would be this excited. I know I won't be EVERY day of this training program but even now as I run I can picture finishing and I get so excited that I run a little faster for those final few steps.

Despite all this excitement, there are many days that I am nervous. I am nervous about how it will be that day, will I finish it, will I hurt myself in this process, am I taking on too much...all these things go through my mind when I think about this race.
This will not be my first race ever, though. I have done a few 5Ks (3.2 miles) and an 8K (5 miles).

The picture is from finishing that and the medal I got from that. I have that hanging on my mirror to inspire me every morning. I will need all the inspiration I can get!

So thanks for following me on this journey and think about joining me! :)


  1. Hey Natalie - I'm so impressed! Some girlfriends of mine from work are doing a half this fall too! I will cheer you on via the web :)

  2. Go Natalie! You can do it! I, on the other hand, am still focussing my efforts on the "couch" part of "Couch to 5K"...