Wednesday, 23 May 2012

This is actually happening

haha, I have a bit of a funny story:

A few weeks ago, I made the decision to not run this upcoming weekend's marathon because I didn't feel I was ready for it. I had done great with training November-March and then totally done not-great with it as life got in the way, holidays came up, switched positions etc at work...basically I allowed myself to make excuses for why I didn't prepare as I should. So, I decided to register for the 10K instead. 

Then the confirmation emails/lists came out. 

I was on only one. 

The Marathon

So..I pondered this for several days and finally decided "LET'S DO THIS THING!" so on Sunday, I am running in my first marathon, in my home town, and I think that is awesome! I KNOW I will be sore, and it will hurt, but it does for everyone and if my legs hurt more than someone else's, how am I going to know that? 

Since I have made this decision, probably about 24 hours ago, I have not been nervous at all, which is a SUPER rare occurrence for me! I am contemplating what to wear as the weather is going to be weird I think. I have my food/water for the race down pat so that's no biggie. I am leaving the after-the-marathon-plan until, well, after the marathon, and I will see how I go. 

I don't have a time goal in mind. 

I am reasonably sure I will cry at the end, maybe in the middle too.

I MUST remember to bring lip gloss

My Garmin is charged, my iPod is charged. 

I still have three full days to wait!

I am excited. 


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