Because on Sunday, I'll run the Wrightsville Beach Half Marathon.
I figure childbirth is kinda like endurance running - you forget the pain and difficulty so you'll do it again.
Because really, I can't believe I'm doing this again. Last year, it was pretty crazy. Mostly it was hot. And we were last in the first block. Talk about about a "check your ego" moment. I just read my entry from last time - I didn't think I'd be signing up to do this quite so soon.
I'm hoping this one will go better for a couple of reasons:
1- It won't be so damn hot.
2- It's 2 days out and I'm feeling pretty great. No injuries. My feet have felt great this time around.
3- My friends are going to be at the finish, and a couple cheering me on during the race.
4- it's a MUCH bigger race. 2,000 people for the half. So, it's a lot more likely that there will at least be SOMEONE around me on the course. Or at least within sight.
5- Wrightsville beach is lovely, as is the neighborhood we have to run through. MUCH more scenic than jacksonville, NC.
6- It won't be so damn hot.
Unfortunately, I won't have my team with me this time, but I did 3 of my long runs solo, so I'm confident that won't slow me down too much. My friends have all submitted fantastic songs for musical shout outs on the course.
Let's DO this.