Tuesday, March 25, 2014

03.29.2014 - The Inaugural Livermore Half Marathon

If you follow me on my social media channels, you'll already know that I've spent the past couple of months training for my very 1st Half Marathon. After my Tinker Bell 10K this past January, I did not expect to run a Half-Marathon until May. But my sister was invited to run the Inaugural Livermore Half-Marathon by her co-worker, so we both decided to sign-up. Despite being told that two months wasn't enough time to train, I decided that I'd defy the odds. I've trained as hard as I can, and I know that I am well-prepared and plan to have a good race.

My race is at 8:00am this Saturday, March 29th, 2014. If you're curious, you can see the 13.1 mile course map here. With only 4 more days til race day, I've already started tapering down my week day runs to rest up before Saturday. I'm so excited for packet pick-up on Friday, and race day itself! :)

Also, you may have seen on Instagram that I recently purchased a medal display for my race medals from York Sign Shop on Etsy.com. I've been wanting a medal display for quite some time now. The more races I run, the more proud I am when seeing my race medals. I want to display them proudly considering how far I've come with running. It's still hard to believe that a couple of years ago, I trained to run a 5K (3.1 miles). Now, my short runs during the week are 3 to 5 miles.

I'm so excited to FINALLY cross that finish line on Saturday morning and be able to add my very 1st Half-Marathon medal to my medal display along with my running bib! :)

Are you a runner? Are you training for any races in the near future? Let me know in a comment below!

Denise Joyce