The next time I post, I will hold the title of marathoner.
So freaking cool.
We’re heading out tomorrow on a flight to DC. It’s like a mini-family reunion of sorts; my sister and BIL will be there, my uncle from New York City, cousins and aunt and uncle who live local will come to cheer me on. And friends in the area too.
The ratio of excitement to terror is high. Mostly excitement and anticipation, but also sheer terror. What the hell have I gotten myself into? Is it too late to back out?
Can I REALLY run 26.2 miles?
All at once?
But then I remember.
I’ve spent the past six months running.
I’ve completed two 20 mile runs.
I’ve been running double digit long runs since July.
I’ve gotten up at 4:30am in order to get 8 miles in before work.
I’ve run in the heat and humidity, the dark, the rain, the wind.
I’ve run on vacation and during my regular work weeks.
I’ve run when we’ve visited friends.
I’ve run before dinner and after dinner and gotten a run in during naptime.
I have run 776 miles in 2011.
I can do this.
Anyway. If you are friends with me on Facebook, my times will be posted automatically to my account.
Full race report will be published next week.
In the meantime? I’ll leave you with this video. And don’t think I won’t be saying “don’t pants your poop!” at some point on Sunday. 🙂