Half Marathon Training: Final Week

Running.  Running.  Running.  I almost feel like I’m not even doing it any more.  At the beginning it felt like this big endeavor but now that the run is coming up on Saturday it doesn’t even seem like a big deal.

I remember last summer when my step mother and sister decided to, and ran a half marathon and then a marathon.  I thought they were crazy.  Like, “You’re running twelve miles today?  I don’t think I could ever do that.”

But I can.  I did run twelve miles and I’ll be running 13.1 on Saturday morning.  When people ask me if I’m nervous for the run I tell them I’m not.  I’m ready.  I can’t believe it’s finally here but I’m certainly not afraid of it.  I’m just going to run and not stop until I reach the finish line.  Sounds simple and with all of the preparation, guess what, it is!

It just makes me wonder what people could do if they just did it.  We spend too much time in awe of what other people do and claim our own mediocrity when we would be better served to just do.  No excuses.

 “Turn your can’ts into cans.”  It’s a silly, old, underestimated adage that we should put it into use more often.


Thoughts of the week?

I feel that I don’t have much more wisdom to share when it comes to the training of this half marathon.  I’ve learned a lot of things and now it’s time to put it all together and just keep running.

 The race begins Saturday, April 6th at 9:30am in Brunswick.

Danielle Clark

About Danielle Clark

I am 28 years old and for 5 years out of college I played basketball for a living. I was a professional basketball player in Europe so I spent most of my years there and came back to Maine for summers and a couple weeks at Christmas time. I thought my years there would open my eyes to what I want to be when I "grow up." That didn't happen. I have discovered, however, that I just have to try something. Just do things and toss myself into them. I have currently tossed myself into being a college basketball assistant coach and one on one reading tutor. I grew up in Corinna, Maine and have been a resident Mainer. I love sports, reading, writing, cooking, baking, watching movies... everything. I have lots of hobbies and not enough time in the day!