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Time to Run...

So it's finally here: The Cooper River Bridge Run. I have been looking forward to this race for a year now. As I was watching my husband run it last year I was envious of not doing it then so I made sure that I signed up for this years race. 

This morning we headed downtown to pick up our packets. I was eager to see which corral we were assigned to so I can see which wave we would start in. According to the map we are starting in the third wave for our estimated run time. We have 6 corrals that will be starting before us. And the great thing about this race we have to be up between 3-4 am to be downtown to get a parking spot and be in line for the bus to take us over to the start line around 5. Then we get to stand around until its time to run. I know how my nerves are and I will be bouncing around until we actually start running. This will drive my husband up the wall....lol.

My goal for the race is to complete it in under 75 mins, which if I don't I know that I will be very close to that. I average about 11:30-11:45 minute/mile and when in a race I tend to go a little faster just from being around all the other runners. I also have a goal to run at least half the almost mile long incline going from the Mount Pleasant side to the Charleston side...at one point there is a 5.6% slope. I haven't trained on the bridge in almost 6 months, yikes! 

But despite the nerves I'm happy that I can check this off of my list of races that I want to do. I'm still considering the Half Marathon, just not sure when that will be. But I definitely know that I'm going to do the Warrior Dash this fall. So I will continue to get my body in better shape to prepare for it.

So who's ready for the run    tomorrow, this girl ---->
















Random thought of the day: Before heading out somewhere that you're not that familiar with, make sure you look up how to get there or you will spend 30 minutes driving around in circles. The good thing about doing that is that I now know where I'm going tomorrow night since I've never been there before...lol

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  1. I love the random thought. Great closing piece and advice.

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