I am ready.
As ready as I will ever be.
Actually, if the marathon was today I guess I would be ready but I am glad it is not today. So I am almost ready. By Sunday I will be ready, mentally prepared. I still haven't decided exactly what I will wear: capri tights or Nike tempo shorts, tank top or tee, sunglasses (which I feel like I need but they smash my eyelashes and drive me nuts) or no sunglasses, hat or no hat...I guess I will make all decisions at 4:30 AM the morning of. I'm not really stressing about it.
Yesterday I went out for a nice 3.18 mile run. It went well aside from the sweltering heat (ok it was maybe 72 degrees at 1 PM) and the driving wind (ok, it was a mere breeze but to this PNW girl it was pretty windy). Those two things do have me slightly concerned. 1) I have become quite accustomed and spoiled by our moderate weather up north and 2) we don't do wind up there very often either. So, while it most likely wont be 74 degrees at 6:30 AM on marathon day, 4 hours later it most certainly could be. I have resolved to making the best of the experience and
I love all the encouraging comments you guys have been leaving me!
Morgan from Caution: Redhead Running said this: "Keep the positive attitude going, I think it plays such a crucial key on race day... also, just remember: Your first marathon is a guaranteed PR so go out there and have fun!" I love that!
MissZippy said : "And don't forget the marathoner's prayer: "lord if you'll pick them up, I'll put them back down!"
Curlyred said: "I will be techno-stalking you the whole time. You are ready! Like I said at dinner last week, I am so proud of what you have accomplished in the last four months, if not the last year. You are an amazing woman! Much love from The Redheads..."
Izzybubbles said: "It will be great! I promise finishing your first is a feeling like nothing else you'll ever experience."
And so many more!! Thanks for all your encouragement!!