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Running Pranks: I Hope This Isn’t Me

With my big half-marathon race just a day away (no, that’s not a typo. My race is really TOMORROW—ack!), I’m a mixture of nervous, excited, hopeful and terrified. My plan is to hit the hay at 9 tonight, and I’m really hoping that I can sleep, especially after seeing the below video. I know it’s a prank—and a hilarious one at that—but I’m not always the most coordinated of people, and I can easily see myself doing something similar (read: falling on my face) even sans the covered-up water pit. So, feel free to laugh at the hilariousness below, but please send me good (coordinated) running vibes. —Jenn

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  1. Erica says:

    GOOD LUCK! I will be thinking of you 😉 Let us know how it goes! Kick booty

  2. Jess says:

    Good luck girl! You will rock it!

  3. {cher} says:

    best of luck to you! i just know you’ll do great!! get pics!!

  4. Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) says:

    Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do great!!! 🙂

  5. renae says:

    Good luck tomorrow! You are going to do great!!

  6. Jenn says:

    All you guys are so sweet! But, I have to give you all an update. We have a big cold front/snow storm moving into the midwest, and it’s possible that my race could get canceled or rescheduled. ACK!!!

    Do you seasoned runners out there have any tips on how to train for that if the date does get pushed back?!

    (And for the record, if it does get totally canceled, I’m running it on my own. I didn’t train for 12 weeks to not run!)

  7. Tyson says:

    Best of luck on the big race!

  8. Dianna says:

    Best of luck tomorrow!!! You will be amazing. I am going to a Jazzercise screening tomorrow. It’s step one in becoming a Jazzercise instructor. yay!!

  9. tfh says:

    Oh no! Hopefully that weather forecast is just a huge prank? Can you find any nearby HMs on the calendar in the next couple weeks? I’m crossing my fingers it won’t be cancelled, but you could definitely hang on to your training (repeating a couple weeks) if there is a race in the next few weeks. Keep us posted! We did have a spring HM get postponed last year– I think they pushed it ahead a week. Anyway, as if running your first half weren’t nerve wracking enough– ack!

  10. Merry says:

    positive running vibes
    sunny weather vibes
    non-prankian vibes
    positive running vibes
    sunny weather vibes
    non-prankian vibes
    positive running vibes
    sunny weather vibes
    non-prankian vibes

    lesso – Lesso this bad-weather forecast, moreo the good running thoughts!

  11. Michelle says:

    Good luck Jenn!!!

  12. Dawn says:

    You’ll do great! When the going gets tough, just think about all the hard work and training you’ve put in the months leading up to this race! It’ll give you motivation to push through and run strong! Really try to enjoy the experience! Now hopefully it won’t get postponed…

  13. Laura says:

    you’ll do wonderful!! I don’t blame you for running even if it is cancelled. I probably would too.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Good luck! I hope the snow doesn’t come as the say it will …

    Susan L.

  15. Baylee♥ says:

    GOOD LUCK on your race girl!! you’ll do great!!!

  16. Jenn says:

    Half marathon update: The race was canceled, but has been rescheduled for next Saturday. SO, I have another week to train. I’m thinking a long run this weekend and and then a short one next week plus yoga. Sound sane to you seasoned runners?

  17. Kate says:

    Good luck and hope you have great weather for it!!

  18. Renae says:

    Good luck! You are going to be JUST FINE! *rubs hands together and thinks of evil plots to do in her park*

  19. Crabby McSlacker says:

    Oh shoot, that must be so frustrating that they cancelled it!

    You’ll just have to kick butt next weekend instead.

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