Saturday, September 12, 2009

26.2 Miles!

Tomorrow is a big day for me. Marathon day!
While running yesterday for the last time before the actual race on Sunday, I was thinking how excited and nervous about this whole marathon thing I really am. I have those butterflies in my stomach I used to have when a big swim meet was coming up back in the days. I pretty much have been an "athlete" my entire life, swimming a ridiculous amount miles, lifting, running, and doing everything else we did at 5:30 am before others were even awake. But I truly believe that a continuous 26.2 mile run will be the hardest physical experience I will ever go through. Amy reminded me yesterday that while running the marathon will be very hard, she gave BIRTH, and that is in a whole other level of difficulty! So around mile 20, when I will be feeling exhausted, and will want to just stop running, sit down and cry, I'll make sure to remember January 2nd 2009, when Amy was going to a very long 12 hour labor.....the SuperUltraIronman if you will. That should help me keep going.
Next week I will be letting you know how it goes.......have a good one.


amy said...

Good luck baby! I know you will do great because you've worked so hard and deserve it! We love you and we'll be there cheering you on!
love, amy

Go dada go!
love, Claire

Ivone said...

Tenho certeza que vc vai se sair bem, não tanto como eu....mas vai ser muito bom. Boa Sorte!!!

OceanDreams said...

Hi, first time visitor at your blog! I just did a 1/2 Marathon so I just have to admire you for doing the entire thing! I hope it goes well for you and that is so amazing! Good job in advance!