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So I just wanted to do a real quick update.  My training for the half marathon has been going well.  My longs over the past two weeks have become longer and longer culminating in a 10 mile run last Sunday.  This Sunday is the big event.  My legs have been a little sore recently and, while I’ve never had them before, shin splints have become more apparent recently.  My goals are to run the entire 13.1 miles and keep my time below 3 hours.  I have been running a 12/12:30 minute mile and if I can keep the pace my time should be about 2 hours and 45 minutes barring any falls or intense pains that my slow my pace.

I’m nervous about the whole run.  I think I’ve just reached a point where I’m ready to just do it.  A couple things I’m nervous about is having really bad shin splint pains, running those last 3 miles.  I know I can run ten miles but when I run on Sunday I will not know if I can run 13 miles.  While the training schedule I have elicited this idea of not running the full 13 miles before race day it still leaves those last three miles as not only a physical challenge but also a mental challenge.  I’m also nervous about the run being in the morning.  The race starts at 7:30 a.m.  Now the worry about this is that I’m usually a 6 p.m. type runner.  I’ve found that when I run in the morning it takes me longer to set my pace and I’m usually achier compared to my evening run. 

Well, I guess I won’t know until Sunday how everything goes! 

The one good thing about Sunday is that Frank won’t be there.  It is one less thing for me to worry about.  It’s a weird statement yes but I think it’s because  my parents and a variety of mixed company will be there to see me, and my Sister, run and some people know I’m gay, some  don’t, and while I’ve told my parents years ago that I’m of the gay persuasion we’ve never really talked about it since then.  How awkward would it be if the older gentleman I’m dating would end up running into my parents? GULP.  It is one thing I don’t have to worry about because Frank is in Vermont at a conference which is one less thing I have fret about on top of running 13.1 miles. 

My 4th of July was lovely.  I had a wedding to attend with a ton of college alumni and it was just a wonderful weekend in general.  We had a bunch of out of town friends staying with us over the weekend and it was great seeing them all and catching up with them. 

Things since then have slowed down nicely which I’m appreciative of!  June was awfully hectic and it is hard to see your summer fly by.  Granted I had a ton of fun these past weeks, it is hard on the schedule and the pocketbook.  But can you really put a price on memories!?

One of the nice things now is that after the busy summer I’ve already had and the upcoming half marathon is that next week I’m on vacation all week.  Lauren’s parents rented their cottage again and asked me to stay with them for the week!  Sweet, sweet vacation I’m totally excited for it.  It is a nice midsummer reward.  Now if I can just make it through Sunday without dying I’ll be gold. 

 

So as a warning I will be gone all next week and unable to update or even check my blog L  But have no fears I’ll be back on Monday to give you all the gory details of the half marathon and vacation.  I’m going to miss you all!!!!!!!!!  Make sure you have some naughty fun on my behalf 😉

 

As a little extra here is a song by the Noisettes called “Never Forget You.”  A friend sent me the song and I’ve fallen in love with it and the band!

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