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Friday, August 20, 2010

Getting Ready to Run

What did I do today?

First I finished charging my Garmin. Then I uploaded a few new songs on iTunes. Next I'll plug in my cute little pink iPod Shuffle, load the new songs and get it charged. Also on my to-do list: pick and set out my clothes, eat my usual dinner, try to get to bed early, and of course pick up my bib. Tomorrow is race day. 13.1 miles. The Hobble Creek Half Marathon.

With no time goal and no pressure, I have hardly thought about this race at all. It is sort of a weird feeling. I have thought about it so little, in fact, that I literally forgot about picking up my race packet until I started writing this. With my marathon six weeks from tomorrow, I am running this race strictly as a training run. My only goal is to have fun.

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  1. Well then, I hope you have lots of fun!! :-)

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  2. Good luck! Most importantly, have fun. :) No pressure is sometimes the key to having a great time.

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  3. Sounds to me like you're already having fun. I know personally I sometimes get so wrapped up in the 'plan', that I forget that it's supposed to be fun. I get more than enough 'work' with my day job.

    Best of luck this weekend! I hope you achieve your 'goal'.

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  4. Poor Hobble Creek Half.
    Overshadowed by a full marathon.
    Always a bridesmaid.

    No, very cool approach, but who knows, the desire to race might kick in once you're surrounded by your fellow runners.

    Either way, you have the best goal of all, so enjoy it and run strong.

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  5. Thanks this reminded me that I need to get back on track with my cardio!

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  6. Good luck. With your sassy pink iPod you can't go wrong.

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  7. Having fun is a great goal for a race!

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  8. Good luck on your race tomorrow!!!

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  9. I run many races as training and have great fun. Just relax and run!

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  10. Next year I hope to do Hobble Creek! I hear it's SUPER fast and hard on the legs... but that's the kind of race that I like! :) Hope it went good!

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