I had been wanting to run this race for a couple of years, and finally signed up to run it this year. I love Boston, and had been wanting so badly to run a race in the city. I never dreamed of qualifying for the Boston Marathon (until recently), so I kind of thought this race could be my "Boston (half) Marathon." I signed up about 6 months ago and passed it along to a few of my friends who signed up as well. Now, I can't believe it's only a little over a week away!
I am starting to get that nervous/excited/am I ready feeling already. This will be the first half marathon that I plan to give it all I got and see what my body can do. As far as I'm concerned, this is kind of a stepping stone to becoming the runner I would like to be. The races I did before this year, I ran just to finish. Now, I have something bigger and faster in mind. I have thoughts of numbers and times and goals dancing around in my head.
|sunshine makes me happy|
|I am a runner.|
And of course, the workouts and the training have changed as well. I used to skip over the speed work. I remember very well asking what does it mean when it says 4x400? I didn't have a clue. Well I still don't really, but I guess I'm becoming a little less clueless. I'm learning to find the meaning behind each and every training run. I am no longer running just to run, I am running to get somewhere.
|Of course, sometimes you have to stop and take pictures along the way.|