Monday, August 26, 2013

Momentum Monday: Run Like A Boss

This weekend is the weekend I've been waiting for since I signed up for it in December, it is the Disneyland Half weekend in Anaheim, CA. As I type those words I still can't believe it! This race weekend has been a long time coming and the fact that I know how quickly it will go by makes me want to put the brakes on and slow time for a bit.

I know what is coming this weekend and it will come like a freight train, you just can't stop it. There will be meet-ups and meals with friends, there will be rides and photo hi-jinx, there will be old friends greeting each other with hugs and new friends coming together with open hearts, there will be laughs and happy tears, there will be tons of catching up and cascades of yawns into the late night hours, there will be shopping and costume wearing, and finally there will be running and getting the bling we've all worked so hard for.

This weekend will be one to remember and one we won't soon forget, and I've been so blessed to have so many great people to plan and experience this with, that I can't think about it being here just yet. Today I officially start my packing and I've got the list all made out. I have my schedule made for the weekend with all the "official times" and all the meet-ups I'm doing and a little bit of sleep scheduled in there somewhere.

But all this prep wouldn't be happening if it weren't for one thing: running. All the fun and anticipation is great but it also is because we are gathering to run races together. To push ourselves physically and to have fun in the process. As I get ready for this weekend, physically and mentally, I have to remember that all my training has brought me to this point and I can't prepare myself anymore than I already have, it's race time. So as I mentally get myself in the game, this quote really jumped out at me for today's Momentum Monday.

Yup. Short and sweet. Just run like a boss. Your training, as little or much as it may have been up to this point is over now, you can't do much more to prepare as you may injure yourself in the process. Preparation for this weekend probably took months for those of you running this, just like it has for me. So now all I have left to do this weekend is to run like a boss. Own the course, listen to your body and most of all, ENJOY the run!

13 comments:

  1. Good Luck Lena! No race for me this weekend. But I heading back to Boston for 5 days. Running with my old running club, good food, friends and family. Can't wait!

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    1. Sounds like a fantastic trip! Travel safe and have a great time!!

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  2. Good luck!!!! You'll have such a blast!

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    1. Thanks Meg, it should be tons of fun.

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  3. Thank you, I really needed to hear this! I've been so focused on my training, I forget that I'm doing this because it's FUN! :) Safe travels to CA. Can't wait to meet you! :)

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    1. Oh good! I'm glad that it was able to help you! I find that sometimes I'm in my head and worrying about things too much, that I just need to step back and relax a bit. It's going to be a blast of a weekend!
      Safe travels to you too and I'll message you on Twitter when we're down there to meet up!

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  4. Can't wait to see you again!!!!

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    1. Can't wait to see you too, Jen! Only two more days!! GAH!!!!

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  5. Good luck to you! I've been enjoying your blog that I stumbled across a few weeks ago. I can't wait to hear about this run. Next year I am doing the Dopey challenge and really want this one to be my coast to coast run.

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    1. Kristina, I'm so glad that you stumbled across my blog and that you are enjoying it! I'm really curious how everything will be for Dopey, kudos to you for doing it, that would be way too ambitious for me. Good luck with your training and running of Dopey! I have been toying with going Goofy, but that's not going to happen for at least another year.
      Doing Dumbo for your C2C would be great! Way to rock the challenges!!

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  6. I am so excited for this weekend so I can follow along from Twitter and Facebook...boo. It's going to be amazing, I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

    I am also hoping for DDD in 2014 for Coast to Coast, so we'll see how the budget looks when pre-registration opens!

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