Rock ‘n Roll Baby!

14 Oct

Currently, I am training for the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon in St. Louis. The race is on October 23rd, and I couldn’t be more excited (or more nervous) for it to finally be here. The last 3.5 months have been dedicated to training. I have fought early mornings, extreme heat and very sore muscles. I have also sacrificed almost every Friday night  in that time by having to adhere to early bedtimes and last minute hydration efforts.

I would love more than anything to PR this thing, I even have dreams about it! I constantly think about how amazing it would feel to kick ass and cross that finish line under 1 hour and 34 minutes. I will do everything I possibly can to reach that time, however I feel that it is necessary to have a “back up” goal time just in case. I mean, I have to beat at least one goal I set for myself that day! That being said, my “back up” goal time will be a 1:38. If you have any PR suggestions for me, please pass them my way! I will also be accepting positive thoughts you have for me 🙂

So the official countdown is on. I have 10 days until race day, approximately 226 hours. I want to ROCK this race, I have to ROCK this race, and I will ROCK this race!!!  

 Time for bed, early morning ahead for my very last long run before race day! Goodnight!

Ali

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3 Responses to “Rock ‘n Roll Baby!”

  1. Nicole October 14, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    My advice…
    For one thing you can do it! Think positively and everything will go as you’ve planned it. Just stay calm. I’m trying not to pressure myself on Sunday and I’ve realized no pressure still involves under 2 hours. So my advice for you is to think positively…
    I’m positive you are an inspirational runner to myself and so many others
    You’ve been looking forward to the STL RNR for so long!
    You can’t tweet this much about something and not feel confident.
    Such fun music every mile!
    Wearing your hot pink sparkly sweaty band.
    Having to finish this half or your bff will have completed one more than you 🙂
    You need the training day for your upcoming…full
    I need you to stay in shape for my wedding…that’s inspirational right?! love you!!
    Who cares if you run 1 hour 30 or 1 hour 45 at least you finished, so many people are inspired by you just completed these events.
    Love you,
    N

    • mileswithstyle October 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

      You are so sweet! I love this comment! I am so proud of you for your two half marathons back to back. You are such an inspiration as well 🙂

      Can’t wait to hear about your big race and see that necklace!

      Love you!!
      Ali

  2. Nancy Hat. October 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    So proud of you! You will ROCK this race!

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