Thank you so much to everyone who has been leaving me such positive and encouraging comments and/or emails lately! I can seriously say that nothing truly makes my day brighter than getting such encouragement and support from all of you! We all have our moments where we doubt ourselves and I am really taking on some goals and tasks that are completely unfamiliar to me, so naturally I've had a lot of doubts lately. But sometimes I just need a little support or encouraging words from others to help open my eyes to what I AM capable of doing - so thank you all! I cannot even explain how glad I am that I joined JustFinish and the blogging community. It has really been so positive for me.
So now, speaking of encouragement, I could really use some today. I am going to attempt to run 7 miles either tonight or in the morning. This is basically going to be the deciding factor on whether or not I'm going to do the St Louis half marathon. With such little time left, I really need to jump in there and get focused so this is do or die - either I do 7 miles NOW, or I don't do the half....because next weekend is an 8 mile run, then 9 the weekend after that...then 10, then 11, then the race. I've never ran 7 miles before....so someone please tell me that I CAN DO IT!!
In other news, yesterday was a light tri training day. Just 9.5 miles on the stationary bike. I will have lots of running in my future (3 days a week) if I go ahead and commit to the half marathon. But it won't alter my tri training too much other than I'll just be running more distance during the week and probably one more day a week. Can I do this???
Thursday, March 12, 2009: 9.5 miles cycling