Saturday, April 24, 2010
The race that may not come.
My friends made me feel good by telling me how much my running has inspired them, but I still felt a bit like a loser for letting a cold beat me and take me out of a race that I have been training for four months to run. The best thing said was from a running friend of mine, and she said "Remember, you're going to be a runner for the rest of your life. Whether or not you run your first half tomorrow or another day won't change that." These words stuck with me all morning and now I feel like I at least want to try. If I can't finish, I can't finish, but maybe, just maybe I will be able to get through the whole thing and even if I'm exausted after imagine how proud I'll feel!
Time remaining to half-marathon: 0 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes.
Wish me luck!