The 1st of November also marks a month until my birthday (almost) on December 2nd and a little over a month until the St. Jude 1/2 Marathon for Team Kick on December 3rd. Can we say panic mode? Usually I am counting down the days until my birthday, but this year I am ALLLLLL nerves.
I keep trying to remind myself that I am not a runner, and I am doing my best, but honestly, that's not true. I am a runner because I choose to get off my butt and run 3-4 days a week. And really, right now, I am not dedicating as much time to running as a should. But, I am fitting it in 3-4 days a week in between school, working and trying to spend as much time with that boy as I can. And I am okay with that. I didn't make the decision to run this because I wanted to show off my running skillz (I am channeling my hometown today and the z just made sense, haha), I decided to run because I wanted to raise money for children's cancer. And that's what I'm doing.
I have come a long way in my running, and instead of panicking before a 3 mile run, I look forward to it because it is one of my short runs! I am still not fast, but I'm chugging along and I am so glad my baby sister is running it with me. And S just let me know that he is planning on hopping in the car with my parents and coming to support me along with my bff Heidi. So happpyyy to spend my birthday and that weekend with them!
I would like to give a biiiggg shout out to those miles because despite eating like a banshee, I haven't gained any weight (
So here's to some November goals:
*Complete a shorter race before the 1/2 (I'm thinking a 5K in Charlottesville in two weeks for one of Stuart's roommates organizations)
*Track/be conscious of what I am putting into my body
*Enjoy the time at home with my family and friends over the Tgiving break!
*Get my schoolwork done :)
Happy 11.1.11 y'all. Can't wait til 11.11.11 so I can be wishing alllllll day ;)