Nervous Excitement

4 Days, 22 hours and 53 minutes from now I’ll be running in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Las Vegas.

The sun will have set, the strip lights will illuminate the road and I’ll be in the thick of 40,000 participants. If you know me, you know I hate crowds but this will be a different because it’s not a show, it’s a marathon. I do not run to compete with others, I’m enough competition alone in my head. I challenge myself to prove it can be done. Can I do this? Will I do this? And the answer is  Hell Yes!

I’m nervous because it’s my first half marathon and it’s also why I’m excited. This distance is outside of my comfort zone, which is exactly what one needs to do in order to grow.

I’m feeling lazy so perhaps rest is best. No need to over analyze, no need to feel guilty and no need to compare myself to others, but I do. I want to be strict with myself but also want to let go, sleep in and see where the day takes me. It’s easy to get wrapped up in training plans, meal plans, logging miles and countless blog advice but I’m learning it’s best to tune into the body versus tuning in to what everyone else is doing. It’s great to learn from others but don’t forget to learn and listen to yourself, your body knows what it needs.  I can’t worry about what others are doing this week. Only I can doing the running and I’m sure I’ll do just fine.