Friday, March 26, 2010

I Need Some Advice/Motivation

Hi Bloggie World:
I know I have stated a few different times that I have to run a 11 miler this longest run to date. I was planning on meeting 3 other girls tomorrow morning out in St. Louis for the run...the problem is, we had my son's 18mos photos scheduled for Sunday (outside) and it is suppose to rain, so we are looking to reschedule them for tomorrow morning at 10:30am. This will work, except I will miss my run with the girls. Me and my husband are planning on being in the pictures, and there is no way to get in a 11 mile run and get home get ready and make it to the pics by 10:30am.
I would have to run my 11 miler, my longest run ever, my PR for mileage, my only two miles point two short of a 1/2 marathon, A.L.L B.Y M.Y.S.E.L.F!!!!!!!! Can we say freak out!
I have never ran over 5 miles by am I going to do it, plus, it will most likely be in the rain, because I will do it Sunday morning. I need some help from my fellow running bloggers...Can I do this???
I mean, in my mind I can, but then I kind a, sort a, have a freak out moment and think...Can I really do this? This would place me in a place I have never been...I have ALWAYS ran my long runs with someone. Plus, I have no Garmin...What is a girl to do??? (I mean, I know I can use Map My Run, but I have become so accustomed to relying on my friends Garmins)

Anyways, I just needed to get this out while I am sitting here freaking I said, I know I can do this, but in some ways, I feel like if I can accomplish this, I can accomplish anything, and that kind of scares me! (not really sure why...)
Has anyone else felt this way before? Any advice/motivation would be great!

Have a great day, and I will keep you posted on what happens....dang...11 miles (all by myself)


Velma said...

good luck!! I am not sure if I am running on Sunday or I would help you out. I would fill up your ipod and go for it. Maybe your husband could ride his bike by you or you could have him meet you out on the road a few times. I know a lot of people run at Forest Park - you would at least be by people. It is about 6 for one loop. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I can relate to how you feel, I definitely would be second guessing myself if I were to do it alone. But think about how amazing you will feel when you show yourself you can run 11 miles BY YOURSELF! Sounds crazy, but I think that will be just thing to get you past that feeling (and believe me I know the feeling). Maybe you can do a smaller more familiar route and just loop it a couple times? Like your favorite 3-4 miler. Sounds monatenous, but you would feel comfortable with the route. Good luck!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

FIrst you an totally do it! Load an audiobook to your ipod that is a great way to pass the time...what about meeting the girls for the first few miles of your run to just get you going?

Melissa said...

Drink some Baja Bobs and figure it (I'm doing that right now...I'll let you know how it goes. :) )
No, seriously. Download new music. Borrow your friend's Garmin? Download a podcast or audio book?

Nicole Joy said...

Im a solo runner so I havent had this problem but I know you can TOTALLY to it! I ran the 10 b4 my first half marathon all by myself. I had a Britney Spears playlist and rocked it the whole way (the womans got a lot of songs.) Anyhooo I think it was this morning so I look forward to hearing how ya did!

Running Diva Mom said...

stephanie -- thanks so much for your generous support to the Girls on the Run Program and me for my upcoming marathon. I really appreciate your help supporting this wonderful program that I love so very much. I really wish I had something like this available as a young girl. I was really shy and didn't like trying new things. I could've used a boost of self-confidence. THANK YOU! Keep up the great work and all of your training. You're doing awesome. Jamie