I’ve been training all summer for a half marathon. And it suddenly occurred to me that the big day is coming up this weekend. This is my 3rd half marathon so I know what to expect, but I’m still fighting some nerves that creep up whenever I think about race day. During the training for my last half, I was so focused on beating my previous time that I ended up pulling my hamstring 3 weeks before the race because I wasn’t listening to my body. So this time, I’m trying not to think about finish times. My focus is on staying injury-free and having fun.
Music is a huge part of my ability to run. I have no idea how people can run for 2 hours without a good beat and motivating lyrics. I’d get lost in my own head without my iPod. And that’s not a good thing. Music helps distract me from the painful insanity of running 13.1 miles.
So my song choice for this week’s edition of Goodnight Moon’s What’s YOUR Song? Link-Up is “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas. This song has been the first song on my running playlist for as long as I can remember. I can’t imagine kicking off a race without it!