I don't post often but catch up with all of you lovelies most days to keep me motivated and marvelling at our joint fabulousness. But I'm posting now because my first half marathon is approaching and I'm getting jittery/excited/v slightly nauseous and need some C25K positivity to get me through. Have done a 12 week training plan, cut short by 2.5 weeks in the middle cos I had a torn calf muscle, but I did my last long run a week and a half ago (12 miles) and have been tapering since (but still doing 4 runs a week). I've eaten my body weight in wholemeal pasta with a shoal's worth of tuna steaks and from tomorrow morning will be sipping water every half an hour timed with military precision. I did buy my giant jelly beans in prep for fuel but accidentally ate them all already (oops). I have lost the obligatory toenail (disgusting) and two others are black. I have the most attractive chafing in bizarre places. All in all it's been a blast...
The race is on Sunday at 8.30 and - this is the bit I'm most nervy about - has to be completed in 2.5 hours. Indications from training are that I will just about make it barring any loo queues, trips, slips or falls. The course is flat and almost all along the sea front so will be lovely and hopefully a tad breezy. Best of all, it's the inaugural half marathon in my hometown and I'll be able to walk to the start line. But possibly not home again at the end. Wish me luck C25Kers :-))