Today is rest day. On rest day I always volunteer at my son's school and help the teacher for a couple of hours. I run a couple of kids free errands that is a MAJOR treat. And then I think....way too much....about my up coming half marathon. I am now doing it at night also and it is driving me crazy.
I think about every miles, where will I collapse, should I GU or not, when?, should I carry my belt at the race or trust that they will have enough of water for all 10000 runners, should I wear my compression tights or not, long sleeves or short or thank, should I break my new shoes this Sunday for my long run, should I do a run/walk strategy for the half or walk when I get too tired or just to drink, if I run/walk..then at what ratio...will I get side pain..
see do you have a headache already just by reading this....?
I can see myself running the half in my head....and I try to figure out how long it will take me. I am not fast but I am steady. I wonder how to break the race, two 5 milers and a 5k? I can manage that mentally. I think.
I have a type A personality...I know poor husband right...I don't like the unknown, I like to be READY. And my first half is the unknown....like a foreign language or something. The mental aspect of this race is huge for me. I don't want my mind to start playing trick on me. I want it to be in a good place, a positive one. I tell myself the time should not matter...but the truth is it does to me.
What I need is a crystal ball that will show me it will all be OK. Anyone has one of these I can borrow??!!!
My parents suitcases have been delivered this morning! The airline never called to let them know they found them and I just checked the website in the tracking bags section and the bags are still showing as missing!!! Not so great customer service from United Airlines who like all the others are charging $ to check luggage