The big day is one month from tomorrow. A decision has been made... I will be doing the half marathon instead of the marathon this year. I am stopping myself from saying "I'm ONLY doing the half marathon." I just have such a mental block - to me it's not the WHOLE THING. BUT, I have to remember that it is still a HUGE accomplishment to be able to walk/jog/run 13.1 miles. A few years ago there is no way I could have done that. Now, I have done a half marathon, a whole marathon, several other runs and now this year will do another half marathon. That is nothing to be ashamed of!
Now that I've made the decision I am feeling much less anxious and overwhelmed about the it all. I have one month to get ready and am confident I will be ready. I don't have any illusions of how fast I will get it done, but I will get it done!