Well, here we are. Marathon weekend. In just a few short days I will be running a race that, even less than a year ago, I didn’t think I’d ever get to run. Who am I and what have I done with the couch potato?
I had wanted to do more with this post and I even have a long draft already started, but I’ve run out of time to do anything with it, so this is going to be a much less detailed version without my hydration philosophy and pee schedule and such. Sorry that you’ve missed out on that valueble information!
I do want to say first and foremost THANK YOU for your constant support and encouragement. This race would be so much less fun without friends. I feel like I have been so slammed for time over the last few months, and I haven’t been able to spend nearly the amount of time on the internets as I’ve wanted, but I do sincerely appreciate it, and I apologize for being a terrible blog friend recently.
I have to admit that this race is making me nervous. I’m so underprepared, and over the last couple of days, I’ve started remembering how long 26.2 miles feels at race pace. Plus, with the “quirky” course, late start time, and this stupid calf, I’m just very unsure of how things will turn out. But I guess we’ll find out soon enough. And there isn’t any point to worrying about it now (these are lies I’m telling myself. I am so freaked out all the sudden. Like, all the freaking out I didn’t do for the last month is hitting me right now).
Plus, I’ve started carb loading and I feel super bloated which is annoying.
I do plan on posting updates (not of the bloat or the anxiety necessarily, though maybe some of that) throughout the weekend on Facebook and Instagram. I kind of got overwhelmed by twitter (who are half these people I follow?) and I haven’t logged on in 3 weeks, so I don’t know if I’ll be updating that particular social medium.
If you are looking for a way to make your Monday go faster, I am available as a stalkee. If you go here, I am bib number 15205. It is my understanding that if you don’t want text alerts, a live tracker will be running on the baa.org website. My start time is shortly after 10:20 EST.
Well, that’s it. I’m excited to meet up with some of you over the next couple of days, and I’m excited to run one of the coolest races around. Provided I don’t have a heart attack first. Where’s the beer?
Good luck to everyone else racing in either the 5-k or the marathon and have a lovely weekend!