September 15, 2011

I need more tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmeeee!

It's finally here. The day I've been preparing for for half a year now. The St. George Marathon. It wasn't supposed to sneak up this quickly, but it did. WOW. In less than three weeks, I am going to be (hopefully) be running 26.2 miles.

I feel ready in a lot of ways. I mean, I've been training and preparing like crazy, so I feel I've done my part. I wish I had taken my training more seriously in the beginning, but I got caught up to my schedule and I've logged some serious hours and miles, so I guess that's all I can do.

However, does one EVER feel prepared to run a marathon? I mean, the farthest I've ever run is 21 miles, and I've done it once. Once! The marathon is 5 miles longer than that. It seems crazy to think that my body will just understand how to do that. But I feel assured that it will, so I am powering forward. I have never been so excited, overwhelmed, anxious, sickened, empowered, confident, and terrified. Simultaneously.

I have no goals for this race, other than crossing the finish line. I am hoping I can do it under the 6 hour max requirement they have, but we'll see. I don't care if it takes me 10 hours and I'm crawling across the finish line. I just want to finish. On my own, without being driven across in an emergency vehicle. I think that's a fair and attainable goal.

October 1st is the day! Wish me luck!!!!!!!!

7 comments:

Ashley C said...

You're so awesome. I bet you will do great. I've been amazed by your running times on facebook. It sounds like you're well-prepared. I know you must be so nervous though. I was nervous for my half, so I cant imagine how I'd feel before a full marathon. Good luck!!

The Grantham Family said...

Girl - you are going to rock it! You are amazing in my eyes. Know that even if it takes you longer than the 6 hour max, which it totally WILL NOT - just know that you really would win because technically you would be working way harder than everyone else .... hee hee! Good luck and know that all your training will totally be so rewarding when you RUN across that finish line! Good luck!

Melissa said...

Whoohoo! You're almost there! You are amazing.

Debbie said...

I love it! You're going to do Awesome!! It will be one of the coolest feelings you have had when you cross that finish line!! I'm so excited for you!!

Nicole said...

Funny, as I was just walking home, I was thinking about you and wondering when the big day was! I was hoping you would update and let us know, so I was very pleased when I saw that you had! I won't forget now. It is too soon and I am soooooo sooooo soooo excited for you! You are going to do great and you will definitely make it under the six hour time limit, let alone finish!!!! You're gonna do AWESOME!

Mom said...

Oh man almost here!!! You need someone waiting halfway with bananas? Hee hee :) You'll make it and it will be awesome...the other runners will be moral support and you're good at pacing yourself...can't wait to see you cross that line!!!

Jenn June said...

I think it's absolutey AWESOME that you're doing this. I just started eating low-carb, not no carb just lower carb and I'm jogging every night. No marathons planned in the recent future but ya just never know what could happen. It feels good to take better care of myself. Good luck! :)