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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Team Write This Run: Ready

Last weekend, 50% of the UK population (or so it seemed from my Twitter feed) travelled to windy Brighton for a half marathon. I followed their journey from the joy of meeting new running buddies to anxiety over lycra choices; celebration meals, personal worsts and finish line vomit; the good, the bad and the down right nasty. Suddenly my first half marathon with Team Write This Run in just 11 days time seemed very, very real.

That is terrifying.

Testing my new Crewroom kit whilst tapering 
The thing I've been thinking about since October – the thing I've written about and dreamt about and cried over – is almost here. I'm going into the unknown and I don't quite know what's going to happen. Having come close to running 13.1 miles in training, I know I can finish. What I don't know, though, is how hard running half a marathon is and what state I'll be in when my feet cross that line. I might be sky high on endorphins and stadium cheers. I might be green after a post race stomach evacuation. What if I hate it and never want to run again?! I guess there's only one way of finding out...

Representing Team Write This Run
And yes, that is terrifying. But it's also pant wettingly exciting and I cannot flipping wait to see what my brilliant little legs can do!

I have my kit and my playlist sorted, I've planned breakfast and my travel route, I have a race plan and a game face, and I've finally worked out how to use my TomTom...

Reading, I think I'm ready. 

10 comments :

  1. YAY YAY YAY go Jen! You're gonna smash it. Lap it up and just enjoy it, can't wait to read the race report!

    Oh, and who celebrated the end of Brighton Half with vomit? I hopped over some when I crossed the line, didn't know it was one of our Twitter clan?!

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    1. Thanks, Tess! I really can't wait to give it a go.
      I couldn't possibly name and shame the post-race mishap. Hopefully they're feeling better now.

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  2. I'm running my first half-marathon this weekend, and also feeling really excited/nervous after all the tweets from Brighton on Sunday! Good luck and enjoy!

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    1. Ah, glad it's not just me. Good luck, have a brilliant time!

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  3. Just got my kit and TomTom as well - so exciting! The new leggings are just what I needed and so soft! Will have to write something about them... they might be too warm for me depending on race day weather, but we'll see!

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    1. OOF! The weather - that's one thing we can't plan. Fingers crossed for some sunshine. Go Team!

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  4. Good luck!! Hope you have a great race!

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