Let the countdown begin
January 5, 2010 § 2 Comments
With less than two weeks to go I’m getting nervous and excited for the P.F. Chang’s Rock n Roll marathon. Every time I think about it I get butterflies in my stomach (including right now!). I’ve been working towards this goal for months and it’s crazy to think that it’s right around the corner. Am I ready?
I completed a 20-mile run on Sunday and there were times that the answer to my readiness question was a resounding “NO”. But then there were higher points when I convinced myself that I can do this and keep going. It was like a perpetual tug of war game in my head. I think there was actually a brief moment of time when a slight wave of “OMG, I feel like crying” came over me. While no tears were shed, I certainly felt the stress and the wear and tear on my body and my mind. As my pace slowed significantly it became increasingly difficult to keep my morale up. Could I finish in a decent time? What am I going to do when I have to complete the full 26 miles? Are my legs going to fall off? While I knew that my legs weren’t going to literally fall off, I struggled to answer the other two questions.
With only one more long run on the schedule for this weekend (16 miles), I begin my tapering and preparing for the big day. Even though my trials and tribulations are highlighted more frequently in my blog entries, I am truly happy and excited that I am going to accomplish my goal!