Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Tomorrow!


Quick post tonight before I head off to bed. I’ve been waiting anxiously for tomorrow for a month now. And now that it’s less than 12 hours away, I’m so nervous! GAhh…

I feel: good. I’ve been running consistently all of January. I’ve managed to sneak in a run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday with just one exception. No injuries other than my blisters. (I developed blisters from hiking the pyramids in Teotihuacan in Mexico in my stupid sandals!) I’ve been stretching and drinking lots of water today.

I’m aiming for: a 1:19. That’s what I secretly want, but I’ll be happy with a 1:22. My PR is 1:24:29, so really, I should be happy with anything faster than that. So it’s actually more like this:

  • slower than 1:24:49 – unhappy
  • 1:22-1:24:49 – happy
  • 1:19 – 1:22 – happier
  • sub 1:19 – happiest!!

My happiness formula is complicated…

Why I’m nervous: Impala girls will be there. And there’s a 50% chance of rain.

Why I’m excited: This race is in Golden Gate Park and Great Highway aka my stomping grounds aka my backyard! I have run these routes countless times, so my familiarity with them will definitely serve to my advantage.

The actual results: We’ll see tomorrow! Good night everyone.

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