On March 20, 2011 I will be running my first half marathon! I found out today that I was accepted into the 2011 New York City half marathon. I am so excited but also pretty nervous because I have never run a race this long before. I used to run cross country but that was only a 5K, granted it was on a very hilly course but still it wasn't even close to 13.1 miles.
Kevin has promised that he will be there cheering me on. It will mean so much to hear him screaming for me and I know it will make me run even faster. I wonder if he knows that the race starts at 7:25 on a Sunday morning... hehe. I hope my parents will come cheer me on as well. My mom was my best cheerleader when I ran cross country and I definitely ran my best when she was there.
So now my training begins. Do I even know how to train? Nope but I will do my best. This half marathon will be a great jump start to getting in shape and losing weight for my September wedding.