I’m Psyched, Too!

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!

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12 Responses to I’m Psyched, Too!

  1. Juls says:

    Well written. I am one of those psyched, well-wishers. I love the anticipation of race day. I will think of you and eagerly await your report (whenever you can get the energy to post it). And until then, I will continue to enjoy your posts pre-race. Your blog is one of the favorite parts of my day. Thanks.

  2. Firefly's Running says:

    I am glad that you are getting psyched to run on Sunday. The week is going to go FAST.

  3. Firefly's Running says:

    I am glad that you are getting psyched to run on Sunday. The week is going to go FAST.

  4. susie says:

    Count me in, too! I know what you mean about those cool mornings…I am dying to run these days. Enjoy this week. Some people might be anxious, but you seem to be at peace for whatever the race holds. Good for you.

  5. Stephanie says:

    I agree with Susie. You are so at peace. I think that’s exactly how you should feel. I’m going to check out your marathon Website and see what kind of goodies you’ll get in your packet for running it. (That’s one of the other fun parts of racing—packet goodies!)

  6. jeanne says:

    I’m psyched too, I just forgot to say so cuz i was too busy complaining about the heat! you put it all in perspective, nice job. I can’t wait to see you rock it!

  7. The Running Blogfather says:

    That is SO cool! Woohoo!!!

  8. WADDLER26.2 says:

    I am excited for you! It’s time to pump up the volume and enjoy every minute of the experience! I’m running the first half so let’s hope for good weather!!!!

  9. Stillwater Heron says:

    Great post, especially the part at the end, which spoke to me.Thanks!You are going to have such a good time 🙂

  10. Bob says:

    Include me on the Psyched for you list. I am sending lots of good marathon mojo your way.

  11. runnergirl says:

    Thanks for the great reminder! We all deserve a pat on the back for the things we endure and for sticking with it!Good luck!

  12. Lisa says:

    I know your marathon is coming up. I look to you for inspiration for my own in October (Chicago). 🙂

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