Saturday, September 26, 2009

1 more sleep!

Thank you so much for all of your awesome support. I will definitely remember your encouraging words tomorrow. It's a great feeling knowing that you're all out there rooting for me and I truly appreciate it.

We hit the expo this morning and everything is ready to go.



They stamped the back of my baggage tag to indicate that I had paid for bag check. Take a look at this stamp.



Somebody has an interesting sense of humour. I hope it's not an omen!



All that's left to do now is eat, relax and eat some more. Go figure, I have zero appetite today. Must be nerves. Fortunately, hubs is following me around hounding reminding me to eat and drink constantly.

There's no question that I'm nervous, but I'm also very excited. Tomorrow is the victory lap after several months of training. It's still a long way to the finish line, but I'm ready to enjoy it. 26.2 miles of celebration.

This is it. Hopefully I'll be posting some good news around this time tomorrow.

29 comments:

EndorphinBuzz said...

Sweet! I like the way you laid everything out ahead of time so you won't forget anything. The RIP is for STWM, you will rip the course apart :)

Best of luck tomorrow, whatever happens you could not be better prepared.

Fair Weather Runner said...

yaya. perfect! you are ready and will do so great. i got chills for you reading this. hope you can eat lots today (i had that problem before my marathon and think it had a lot to do with why i crashed hard). cheers and happy resting!

teacherwoman said...

Good luck tomorrow! I will be thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way!

RunningLaur said...

Good luck!!

I'll be stalking you on the race site looking for the good news!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Best wishes!!! Can't wait to read about it.

Go get 'em!!

Jess said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Victory lap...Love it!!

Eat my friend...eat lots for me.. I raced really well the next day when I had blackberry crisp for dessert :)

How in the heck did my headband get here already.. You are AWESOME.. Will probably sport it on my long run tomorrow in your honor..

Hugs! Think of me at mile 23... GEt it 2 3's which is 33. I know I am FULL of them. Keep your mind going in a positive way and the body will follow..

Looking forward to the race report. And GOOD luck to hubs as well.

Mark said...

Cute pic! Made me laugh!! I can't wait to hear how it went. I'll be pullin' for you! Stay cool, remember your training, thank goodness for Hubs! :)

Lily on the Road said...

Have a BLAST!!

Boris T. said...

Good luck! I'll see you at the start line!

Jamie said...

GOOD LUCK! Have fun and kick some marathon butt!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

OMG, that stamp is just wrong!! LOL. Enjoy your victory lap :)

Jenn said...

Good luck! I made 2 signs -- look for a hot pink one around 5km that has your name on it!

J said...

Take those nerves and run with it! Enjoy every step and I will be thinking about you all day tomorrow! Good luck Marlene you are an awesome runner and I hope you have an awesome race!

yumke said...

Good luck, hope you're tucked into bed very soon. Rest up.

Rio Runs said...

Good luck tomorrow! Convert that nervous energy into having a fun race!

Kelly said...

You are going to be AWESOME tomorrow. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

N.D. said...

GOOD LUCK! cannot wait to hear! best wishes

Mama said...

Good luck tomorrow!!! Can't wait to hear about it!

MCM Mama

unathleticrunner said...

I'll be thinking about you tomorrow! I hope you have an easy night in dream land :)

aron said...

i hope you get this in the morning before your race!!

i am soooo excited for you girl! you have trained so hard and are going to have an amazing race i can feel it :) i will be thinking about you during my run tomorrow!! now go have a blast and race your heart out! wont be long and you can say "i run marathonS" :) :) :)

Runner Leana said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!!

peanutbutterbliss said...

GOOD LUCK :D

Toni said...

Good Luck!

Karen said...

Have a great race! LOVE the RIP stamp. Someone has a sick sense of humor :)

A Toronto girl out West said...

I'm SO excited for you!!!!!! Everytime the coverage comes on the CBC I get all goose bumpy for you!

I hope you're having a blast!!!!!!! :o)

Christy said...

Good luck! Can't wait for an update!!!

lindsay said...

belated good luck but i know you didn't really need it :) hope the race went well this morning!!! i've been watching mel's tweets about you and can't wait to here all about it! :)

Irish Cream said...

I ALWAYS have huge nerve/appetite issues before marathons. It's ridiculous. I'm usually able to force food down the day before, but come the morning of the race, breakfast is basically impossible for me to choke down.

I hope the race went well!! I'm anxiously awaiting your victory lap report :)