Mini Marathon Nerves

It's the day before race day. My stomach is in knots... literally. I can't even hear or think the words "Mini Marathon" without feeling like I'm going to throw up! I keep asking myself... can I really do this???

People have been telling me to just trust my training... maybe that is the problem... I don't trust that I have done enough training to pull this off. I'm scared that I'm going to be miserable throughout this whole race or worse case scenario not finish at all.

I'm the queen of negative thinking... positive thoughts aren't my thing... I always think the worst will happen. Dan told me this morning that I need to get pumped up about this race! I mean this is something that has been on my bucket list for years and tomorrow is the day I do it! Dan says I need to keep telling myself that I'm going to "kill it" and then I'll do just that. So.... only positive thoughts for me right now or at least I'm trying.

Dan was kind enough to pick up my packet for me this morning while I was at work. He really is the best hubby ever... even if he did prank me by telling me they didn't have a packet for me! Talk about me going into freak out mode!

I did my carb load at lunch by eating at Noodles and Company! Pesto Cavatappi! YUM! It was packed in there!

I drank... and drank... and drank water today!

I'm hoping to hit the sack early tonight to make sure I get enough sleep and so I'll be up bright and early tomorrow for race day! Here's to having a successful first ever Half Marathon! Check back Sunday to see if I survived!


somethingswong said...

Yay! Go girl! You are so impressive. I would probably only make it to the mailbox and back. :) Can't wait to hear how it goes. i totally pictured you freaking out about your packet too ha.

Stephanie said...

I had this plan to walk, like, half of my race last year, and ended up running 99% of it.

You got this! :)

Wife in Blue said...

Good luck!! You were right before about it being all mental...if you did 10 miles the other day, you can totally do 13, no problem! Can't wait to hear how it goes!