The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life - Anne Morriss -
My first half marathon is tomorrow! I picked up my t-shirt, race number and timing strap and I'm ready to run!
I will be running the Grete’s Great Gallop - a half marathon in beautiful Central Park! Grete’s Great Gallop is part of the annual Norwegian Festival. I went last year and cheered for Sam when he ran his first half marathon. I'm excited and a bit nervous too. I know I can do the distance but it has been a month since my last long run so I'm a little worried about my endurance. I just need to remind myself that this my first half marathon and I don't need to break a course record. I just need to keep running.
I'm originally from Northern Minnesota and my Scandinavian blood is thick - and my mom is 100% Norwegian! So, the best part of the race is that afterwards when they serve waffles and bagels & lox and there are Norwegian folk dancers performing!