A little less than a week after moving to LA, I got the exciting news that thanks to Fitfluential , I was given the amazing opportunity to run in the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco on October 14th. It was just about 5 weeks away at that point.
One completely insane part of my brain considered the full marathon for about 5 minutes. Then the other, more logical half said “don’t be insane, brain.” So I signed up for the half and promptly got distracted from any kind of training or long distance running.
Instead I spent my time apartment hunting, unpacking, furniture hunting and going to Soulcycle . This past weekend – two weeks before the race, in case anyone is keeping track – I thought, “Hmm…I should do a run longer than 5 miles”, and ran 10 miles.
They weren’t awesome. It was really hot and I wasn’t happy about it. But they weren’t the worst 10 miles I’ve ever run, so I know I can finish this half.
My plan for the next two weeks is to squeeze in one more 8-10 miler, a bunch of shorter 3-5 milers, and call it like it is. Deciding to run a half a month after a cross country move isn’t the smartest decision I’ve ever made. But there is something to be said for the fact that I keep in decent running shape year round and if nothing else, I’m confident I can finish this thing, even if I won’t be PR’ing.
*So thankful to Fitfluential and Yurbuds for my race entry! I’m super excited for a road trip to SF.