The schedule calls for a 3 mile run tonight and a 4 mile run this weekend. I've been struggling to decide which day to do the 4 miles since it's my birthday weekend and I have tons of plans, so I've decided to scrap the 3 mile tonight and just go for 4. The longer "runs" are the most important anyway. I'm hoping to come in at about 56 minutes, which would give me a 14 min/mile pace, but would include my warm up and warm down.
This is really hard, you guys. I know it's supposed to be, but it's much hard mentally and emotionally than I thought it would be. I feel like an imposter. I'm not a runner, not even close, and I signed up for a half marathon?? When I can't even run a 5k all the way through? I'm nuts.
I'm grateful for any encouragement, and am especially appreciative of the kind words from my fellow newbie runners. Like I said, I didn't expect this to be easy, but...wow. Very tough. Especially on my ego. :)
How did you stay motivated for your first big race?