Monday, September 22, 2008

This time next week...

...I will be a marathoner.

(Thanks Marci for the comment.)

I'm holding that thought with me as I make my way through these hours and days. Sometimes it seems like it will never be Sunday and other times, time seems to be pass too quickly for my liking!

I'm starting to feel more ready. I have done the training and I WILL run the distance. I keep reminding myself that it doesn't matter how fast; this is my first marathon and I want to enjoy the experience. Yes, I want to feel like I gave it my all and I realize that those last 10K are going to be very difficult, but I don't want to be struggling through the entire second half.

My legs are restless this morning and I keep catching myself jiggling them under my desk. I'm nervous, excited and raring to go!

I have lots to look forward to this week, i.e. lots to keep my mind distracted and to keep myself from going insane. Dinner with my best friend tomorrow, lunch with a marathoner-friend on Thursday, Friday off work to chill out with hubby, carbo-loading dinner with friends Friday, meeting some fellow bloggers at the Expo on Saturday and one final carbo-load dinner with friends on Saturday. Funny how most of the plans revolve around food. ;)

7 comments:

*aron* said...

ohhh i remember these EXACT feelings from just a couple months ago :) i did the same thing and just kept myself busy with non running things and it definitely helped! it will be here so soon :) SO exciting!

Melanie said...

i'm so excited for you... try to keep yourself as busy as possible, and enjoy this next week :)

Vava said...

Good luck this weekend, have a great time, and I hope the weather is exactly as you would like it to be down by the lake!

Marcy said...

Ooooooo I'm super excited for you!!! I can't wait!! ;D ;D

Dando said...

Hey Marlene! Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck on the run. I can't wait to see your post in 6 days saying you finished. What a great feeling that will be!

Enjoy your taper! =)

yumke said...

Every time I look around, I find yet another Toronto running blogger. Good luck on race day. I'm hoping for perfect weather conditions

TNTcoach Ken said...

Those are the best of times. Enjoy everything leading up to your event.