Saturday, March 01, 2008

Let's get Chilly!

This is it! 12 hours from now I'll be pacing around the starting area getting ready for the word "GO!"

I have not been able to get any runs in since Sunday except a shorty today, but I am confident that I have enough mileage under my belt to run the 21.1 tomorrow. I'm anxious...more from excitement than nerves. I have some friends and family coming out tomorrow and others rooting for me from afar, which is a really good feeling. Big thank you to everyone for your constant support and encouragement, even those of you who are convinced that I'm nuts. :)

I'm remembering the enormous sense of pride and accomplishment when I completed my first half marathon in September, and hoping for the same rush of emotion this time around. I'm already getting goosebumps. It's hard to explain the feeling of crossing a finish line, but if I remember correctly, it's worth allllllllll of the hard work leading up to it.

So here we go again! Chilly Half, here I come.

2 comments:

Melanie said...

Marlene, i'm sure you will do awesome! i also haven't run much at all this week either, but i think my body was needing a bit of a break. i've got goosebumps and a bunch of emotions already too! :-)

have fun and a great race!
Mel

Anonymous said...

Marlene how did it go? I was thinking about you at the start time and now (when you should be about done...) I am sure you did your best for the conditions of the day, looking forward to the marathon adventure!

Anamae