It is hard to believe that by this time next week I will be recovering from my FIRST MARATHON!!! I am not sure what to expect but I do expect it to be a challenge, to be hard, difficult, to be amazing, to be rewarding, to be like nothing I have ever accomplished before in my life. I know how amazing I felt after my 20 miler and this will be better, I know!
Running a marathon is something that I only dreamed of doing, right now it is still a dream (not by this time next week!). I can hardly believe that I have actually come this close and I will be reaching this goal. This marathon is more than a marathon, it is hard to explain but from the moment I decided to register and started my training to the finish line, this marathon is symbolic. A symbol of commitment, accomplishment, of my character and dedication. I fully expect to cross that finish line with a new outlook on life.
Today I met with Mel to run 8 miles. She even gave me my birthday present, Run Like a Mother autographed book!! SCORE!! Thanks Mel!!! I love love love it!!! Today I was just flat out tired. I started out ok but quickly fatigued. I am hoping to get some good quality rest tomorrow and hit up some short runs after I arrive in OKC Tues/Wed/Thurs.
8 Miles: 1:13.13
Average pave: 9:04 I’ll take it.
Today was warm, 54 at the start or our run (at least my run, Mel hit 8 miles before I showed up) but I bet it was 60 something when we finished. Warm, you ask. Yes, that is warm for here for now. I am a little bit concerned about the marathon next week. The weather is calling for 79 I think. Uh oh, I have not been preparing for that.
Today I am grateful for:
A trip home to see my family!
A great run with a great buddy (thanks Mel!)!
7 Days to OKC MARATHON!!!