Holy Bananas, this Marathon is getting closer and closer! I am beginning to freak out just a tad…. Ahhh!
I’m cruising along, but I’m still so slow! I keep trying to convince myself that as long as I cross the finish line I don’t care what my time is, but I really hope I can beat that dreaded 6 hours. It sounds so easy, but….I’m scared! I never really feel totally prepared before a race; I should’ve trained better, harder, longer (cue Kanye West’s song), and I’m starting to feel that way now!
My friend, Jamie, is still a wonderful running buddy and confidence booster. Last Friday we ran her longest distance and it reminded me of the joys and sense of accomplishment gained from pushing a little bit farther each day until you reach a new milestone. I guess I’m still in pursuit of that. I’m scared to let myself down, and now that I’ve put myself in this very public forum, I’m scared to let other people down like my family, my friends, my students and school community. I’m scared I’ll let all of my bridesmaids down, especially Meaghan, who’s running the full with me and is an experienced marathoner (she ran the KBVCM a few years ago). I’m scared I’ll embarrass myself.
Anyway, I could use a hug right about now! Is anyone else feeling nervous? What if I come in LAST?!