Saturday, September 5, 2015

Goals for My First Half Marathon

My goals for the morning are pretty simple, and you've probably seen them here before for other races:

1.) Finish the race. This is my first ever half marathon, so I have no real expectations in terms of time. I just want to run the race and cross the finish line under my own power. If I run another half marathon, then I'll set a time goal. Tomorrow, I just want to finish the race, even if I have to walk most of it.

2.) Enjoy the experience. I sometimes fail to fully appreciate the races I run. In fact, I sometimes fail to appreciate running in general. Every now and then, there is a race or a run that is special. Tomorrow is one of those. It is my first half marathon, and, once completed, will be my longest run ever. I want to fully experience the race and take in all the sights and sounds and the joy of sharing the experience with all the other runners running the race.

2 comments:

  1. Enjoy! Make sure you stay hydrated out there!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I've been hydrating all week, I've looked at the map to see where all the water stations are, and I plan to carry my own water with me, just to be extra safe.

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