Well, this is it.
As long as Ice Death 2013 doesn't shut the race down, this time tomorrow I will be running the St. Jude Half Marathon.
I made the decision to switch from the full marathon to the half back in October (remember this post?) and I have to say that I am extremely pleased with how well my training has gone since then. Hal Higdon, thank you for your intermediate time improvement training schedule!!! I'm hoping that all this hard work results in a massive PR for me tomorrow.
I am running in honor of Annabelle, who will be celebrating a year since her surgery to remove her brain tumor next week. Annabelle, your spirit and perseverance amazes and inspires me! I know tomorrow is going to be bone chilling cold but I know that running 13.1 miles in below freezing temperatures is nothing compared to what you and the other kids at St. Jude go through on a daily basis. I'm so glad to be running this race for you tomorrow!
My splits will be posting on Twitter - they will end after the 15K mark though since my bib is still chipped for the full marathon but thanks to QR technology I will know my official finish time after I cross the finish line and I will be sure to report it, so be sure you follow me and I hope you'll cheer for me and the other runners tomorrow morning!
I'll be back next week with a full report!