March 2, 2010

I Must Be Slightly Crazy

I am so amped that I'll be running my first ever half marathon this Sunday! Who gets this excited about running 13.1 miles? Although I didn't do all of my planned training runs and my longest distance was a 10 and a half miler a couple of weeks ago, I feel like I'm ready.

I am also really excited that that I will have my very own Royal Cheer Squad there.

Yes, I gave them a name and even send out newsletters (in pink and purple fonts) that say From the Chambers of Princess Rekeesha. And yes, I know that I'm a dork lol

I thought about going it alone, but then I decided that I really wanted someone there to cheer me on. So I volunteered my sister to come, as in I told (not asked) her that I would be picking her up that morning so she would need to take the day off. She, in turn, volunteered her boyfriend lol. Then I found out that I have two friends who will be volunteering at the event. And within the last week my cousin and two other friends have called me saying they want to come spectate. Who knew that people would be so willing to volunteer to get up REALLY early in the morning to come cheer me on? I'm glad they are though, because I have a feeling that seeing their smiling faces along the course will give me bursts of energy and make me want to keep going if it gets rough.

Also, although I said only really crazy people run full marathons, the thought has been running through my mind that I should train to run a full in 2011. Training for this half has been such a positive experience for me that I want more.


Morgan said...

I am so excited for you and you are not crazy at all! I totally hooked up "Team Redhead" with stickers of my logo to wear! LOL! I think it's great you have a support network and you will need them when the going gets tough. They will be your prize! Good luck this weekend girl! I will be cheering from Michigan when I visit the boyfriend.

EricaH said...

Very exciting, good luck I am looking forward to the race report and with such a great royal cheering squad you should have a ton of wonderful pics. :)

S0uthernGirl said...

Thanks ladies!

Morgan, have a fun and safe trip =)

Brown ButtahFly said...

No your not crazy, like you said your fearless! I wish you the best this Sunday, I know you will do great! It's great to have a cheer squad for support and of coarse taking great pictures of you crossing the finish line!