A running milestone

Last weekend, I hit a running milestone — I entered the double digits for a single training run: 10 miles.

I’ve been running for years, but still, it was the longest distance I’ve ever clocked. I was nervous. So nervous that I made another first — first time running with a cell phone. I figured I’d call my husband to come pick me up if the run became too hard. I was tempted, but proud I resisted.

Completing the run was the affirmation I needed to run my first half marathon next weekend, the Pink Half Marathon in Park City (promoting breast cancer awareness and benefiting UCREW — Utah Cancer Resource and Education for Women.) I’ve always told myself that if I could run 10 miles I could complete a 13.1 half marathon course.

So I’m a mere 9 days away from the race. Fellow runners: any last-minute advice?

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