I frequently question my sanity and at the start of the week, had more than a few self doubts. I know I've completed 16kms (and even one of those felt so good that I thought I might be able to finish another five) and I've got 18 and 20km runs coming up, but when I start overthinking it, I stress myself out.
My training has been going well, though. I bought a pair of compression socks and my achilles has been getting regular icing. I've scheduled some massages for the upcoming weeks (both before and after the run), as well as a reflexology session for the day after my run...although from what I've heard, it'll likely be everything but my feet that hurts. HAHA!
MrP has been given strict instructions to be at the finish line with a camera when I come in. I had initially set a goal of 2:45 for my first half, but he told me I was silly to set a time goal and that my goal should just be to finish. I understand where he's coming from - I'm very hard on myself when it comes to not reaching a goal that I think is attainable. So I'm trying to keep his words in the back of my head, but I'm still aiming for a timed goal (shhhhh....don't tell him!) ;)
|2010 10K Finish|
This Sunday, I'll be heading out for the Tour de l'Alberta with friends for a 100km ride though the French communities just north of the city. First time I'll have been on a bike since July 2nd...and first time on my road bike since the MS Bike Tour. Yes, MrP has made some comments about my lack of riding. LOL I told him it's not that I don't appreciate it...I just have to throw myself into training for this half!
So anyways, with a month to go, I just wanted to get it out there. Yes, I'm stressing, but I'm training my butt off (or so it feels like it) and with any luck, I'll continue to remain injury free and enjoy the next four weeks.