Race Day is so close. A little too close. I remember a few weeks ago I was telling people, “I want the race to be now, so I can get it over with!”; now that it is only 8 days away, I wish it was months away! i have also completely wiped the thought of a specific time-goal out of my mind. my goal, because it is winter and it is my first 1/2 marathon, is only to finish. that is it. i have mentally prepared myself for a 3:00hr finish time, which would be realistic if it is below zero on race day!