The other day during my harrowing trip to the Opry Mills Mall, I treated myself to a new pair of sneakers as a little inspiration for my training for the Country Music Half Marathon. Seems a little silly, I know, to be rewarding myself before any running has actually occurred and there is still plenty of time for me to back out of this overzealous endeavor. However, I feel that if I do start to waver in my determination I already have a successful guilt trip waiting in the wings if I need a little boost to get going again. Serious training might not start until a few weeks from now because the half marathon is not until April 24th but hey, I’m gonna need all of the time I can get. But as my mom says, I am “putting it out into the universe” that I am going to complete this half-marathon. No turning back now!