| Mile after mile at the Carlsbad Half Marathon... here are the mind games that got me through!
Mile 1 - This isn't so bad. I can do this!
Mile 2 - I'm hot already. Off goes the sweatshirt!
Mile 3 -Yea, I get to see my cheering squad in front of Cafe Elyse. I wonder what side of the street they'll be on. I wonder what the coffee of the day is. I wonder if they got any cute pictures of me. Only 8 more miles until I can see their smiling faces again!
Mile 4 - Should I try that caffeine shot in my pouch?
Mile 5 - Oops, I should look up once in a while, I almost ran right into a photographer. What is she doing in the middle of the street anyway?
Mile 6 - I'm on target to beat my PR, don't blow it Dianne, just keep plugging away!
Mile 7 - At the turn around there is a band with a funny female lead singer, I laugh out loud!
Mile 8 - What is going on with my I-Pod shuffle. I'm stuck in a folk music loop! HELP!
Mile 9 - A group with a flag that read "3:30" just passed me... what does that mean? Oh right, that must be a marathon pace group. Really glad I'm not running a marathon today.
Mile 10 - Do I really want to run a marathon next year to celebrate my 40th birthday? Hmmm... I'll ponder that one a little more...
Mile 11 - Straighten my shirt, fuel belt and pony tail... it's picture time again! Hi friends! I'm going to beat my PR!
Mile 12 - My quads are starting to burn... don't slow down now!
Mile 13 - Turn off the I-Pod and get ready to hear the congratulatory screams at the finish line. I did it!