A couple of readers have commented that they are psyched about my marathon. I can’t tell you how much that warms my heart – it’s good to have fans! Shout outs to Stephanie, Elle, and Stillwater Heron, for specifically saying they are excited about MY race and to everyone else for the well wishes and encouragement. You know who you are!
I am psyched, too. This morning when I left the house at 6 AM to head for a client I was a little sad that I didn’t have time to run because it was cool and peaceful. It was probably only 70 degrees out and it felt nice. I was only sad because I thought I had to leave at 6 AM again tomorrow and I just don’t have it in me to run in the dark at 4:30 and then get all gussied up for a client but as it turns out I got a reprieve. No meeting tomorrow so I can go on my 30 minute easy run with 5 x60s – whatever those are. I have to find out.
I’ve been thinking about the training and the ups and downs; about the days when we lose all confidence and think we are out of our minds to attempt whatever it is we are doing and the days when we feel strong and healthy; the days when we feel selfish and guilty for taking the time to train and the days when we are angry at the world for not letting us do what we need to do. It goes up it goes down but in the end it comes to this pre-event taper and the ensuing happy anticipation of finally, finally lacing that chip through our shoes and lining up at the start.
I’m psyched people and I’m happy you are out there with me. Let’s all give ourselves a standing ovation for doing what we do – we deserve it!