A little over a week from now I’m running a half marathon. Yes, this is the same girl who had a stress fracture this past fall and wrote not too long ago about how excited I was to finally be able to run one mile.
I found out about this half marathon a month ago, so I had very little time to train. Luckily because I was almost done with my getting back to running decent distances, I was able to pick up from there and use this as further motivation. Am I completely ready for the Gutenberg (Half) Marathon Mainz? Probably not. Am I excited for it? Absolutely!
My parents will be here, so I fully expect to hear jokes and funny comments coming from my father at periodic points along the route, and see lots of pictures afterwards taken by my mom. Since the route is along the Rhine I’m not sure if mom’s pictures will be of the view or of me, but I guess I’ll find out soon!
I have really enjoyed training for this race, since it’s made me remember why I like running so much. I’ve been able to get back into the longer distance runs much quicker than I expected, and I’ve been able to explore my surroundings a little bit! Now I just need to finish the race.
Oh, and in true German style you get beer for finishing.