I'm actually finding it a little tough to get motivated this morning. This is the last week before my half-marathon. It's Sunday already, and it'll soon be time to show what I'm made of.
It's kind of intimidating, really. Not just the distance and the race itself but how I perform and the fact that everything I've done to prepare for it will show on Sunday. There's no hiding from a 13.1 mile run, no shortcuts, no I'll-get-to-it-later excuses.
So I just have to get back to the basics this week. Short runs. Eat right. Try and get some solid nights' worth of rest. And then as end of the week approaches, I'll have to focus and get myself mentally prepared.
It's kind of like I'm line for a frightening roller coaster. I can see the end right now but I've still got a bit to go. There'll come a point when I will be up next, and then it'll be time to step into the car, strap on the harness, buckle up and hold on for dear life.
I think I'll be strapping in on Saturday, getting myself mentally focused for the race. I can't let it intimidate me, so I can't really think about it too much or it will.
So my motivation today is for baby steps. I'll get through today, then Tuesday, then Wednesday and Thursday and I'll have gotten in three runs by then. Friday is up in the air in terms of a run/workout, but it'll probably do me some good to get a bit of activity in (I'm actually planning a long run on Wednesday) and then Saturday I'll spend the day with a knot in my stomach and eating pasta.
Baby steps, LB, baby steps. Think little or the big picture will loom larger than it should.
ADD: I just did something really stupid and officially signed up and paid for the race. I waited until the last minute, not sure why, but I signed up for it. Now or never. Breathe.... breathe.....