November 21, 2013

Half Marathon #11, coming right up.

I suppose I should discuss the fact that I have a half marathon coming up in a few days…Blah. That’s exactly how I feel about it at this moment. Which isn’t a good racing mindset, let me tell ya. Life is just busy right now, and with it being so cold, it’s really hard to stay motivated to get out of a warm and cozy bed at ungodly hours to run. I actually skipped the majority of my runs last week. Oops.

My goal is to break 2 hours… and I’d really love to be around 1:56, honestly. (Am I allowed to say that on the Internets?) But, to be honest, I’m still skeptical about the training and it freaks me out. Probably because my coach says I should be able to, but I just don’t see HOW. Which sends my tendency towards being a control freak completely into a downward spiral. Just top that off with some race week neuroses and life craziness and we have ourselves a fine concoction of someone no one wants to be around (Holy run on sentence, y’all).

Another thing is… I need a running playlist. I’ve spent the majority of this training cycle running naked (No iPod, perverts) and just chatting people’s ears off.. or listening to people chat mine off. Either way, I don’t think strangers will appreciate me rambling on. The point of that was… send me your best running songs, ASAP.

I realized this week that my ankle brace that I run in is tearing up too.. I really don’t want to have to replace that thing, but I feel like I am going to have to. Not. A. Fan. I hoped a little online shopping would help snap me out of my running funk, but nope. Not so far, anyway.

In an effort to not be such a Debbie Downer… I am including a picture from Halloween. Y’all would judge me on the amount of pictures that I take of myself and send to my friends, so lets just not go there. But I am wearing the Mouse Ears I bought at the expo for my first half marathon at Disney.

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So. I need your favorite running songs and something to snap me out of this funk.


Leave a comment to Half Marathon #11, coming right up.

  1. You will do awesome! Just have fun with it and try not to over think it! and for a song…..Titanium (David Guetta) and Roar (Katy Perry)

  2. I personally think you are awesome and will do a great job. I know I’m the lazy former runner who ran one half and stopped… but YOU are the runner – the one who is about to run her ELEVENTH half marathon. That is no small feat, my friend, whether you finish in 1:56, 2:00, or 2:30 like you did my first race. You are awesome and don’t let your mind tell you any different!

  3. Sometimes it’s so hard to get out of our own heads, isn’t it? I’m sure you’ll do great! As for a song to add to your playlist, I’m lovin’ “Applause” by Lady Gaga.

  4. You’ve got this, girl! I think a sub-2 is totally achievable (and that is my goal for next year as well)! As for music, I haven’t been running much lately, but I am LOVING “Roar”, “Applause” and anything from the 90’s! :)

  5. I was listening to Pandora while running yesterday morning, and Mandisa’s song “Overcomer” came on. I enjoyed running to it! Good luck!

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