Long Beach Half Marathon Preview

The time has come…only two days before my first half-marathon and I have to admit that I am little nervous. On October 12th, I will be toeing the line at the Long Beach Half-Marathon around 7:30am anxiously awaiting the firing of the gun.

When I was in eighth grade, I attended a running camp at Humboldt State University with some of the high school runners from L.A. Baptist. Everyday the routine was the same…morning run, breakfast, speed or form training, lunch, long afternoon run, dinner and relax. I remember those days fondly.

Fast forward twenty-five years and I am on the cusp of beginning my longest race yet. I do not have the same running base I had when I was 14 years old (400 miles in a summer), but this weekend is all about finishing. When I was younger, it was about speed and proving myself to my older peers. Now, with several years of reflection, it is about starting a journey and finishing one piece of it.

I will not be breaking any land speed records, but I will be able to put this cool little 13.1 sticker on my car.

13.1-sticker

This year as I embarked on the Y39 Project, I am challenging myself to revisit some of those forgotten dreams and to re-invent myself.

I will be back next week to share how the half-marathon turned out! Let’s hope I am not too sore!

Question: Is there one dream you pushed off year's earlier that you would want to explore?  You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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