Friday, September 26, 2008

Feeling special

The Race Director left a comment on my last post! How cool is that? Thank you Alan!

I have so many people to thank, so many people who have been a part of this journey whether they know it or not. Those who inspire me to run and those who inspire me in every day life - I wouldn't be doing any of this without them (you).

Blyfinn gave me a great idea with his post Take It And Run.

Pick twenty people that are important in your life and run a mile for each them. The last 6.2 are for yourself preparing for your victory.

I'll be keeping at least twenty people in my thoughts on Sunday and I know they'll get me through the miles. I'll be counting on this to get me through the first 20 and after that, it's all me. For those last 10K, I just hope I have the strength (and sanity) to appreciate how far I've come and to fully understand what it means to me to approach the (and soon cross) the finish line of My First Marathon.

I've received a tremendous amount of support from fellow bloggers in the last few weeks, more than I ever expected, and I am so grateful to you. Reading your comments and your own blogs has given me so much guidance and strength. I'm thankful for the advice, suggestions, confidence and sometimes just a giggle to take my mind off the nerves.

And of course, all of my family and friends in real life who have held my hand every step of the way. I will be running on my own (among 14000 others...) on Sunday, but I could never have some so far alone.

Anyway, enough mush! (for now)

We had a quiet day today and just finished watching Run Fatboy Run. It was a great movie and just what I needed. If that dude can do it, surely I can!


Mel-2nd Chances said...

you're so close now!!! 1.5 days from now you'll be running your 1st marathon! WOW!

Unknown said...

Hey, thanks for the plug. Reading your post made me excited for you and brought back memories from my first marathon. Enjoy every minute. The finish line is such an amazing feeling. I can hardly wait to read your race report.

Arcane said...

Have fun on Sunday and good luck!

Sarah said...

I love you and will be there to see you cross not matter what! xoxo

Marcy said...

YAY!! The time has almost come! I hope you get some good sleep to night and have a relaxing day. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS REPORT!! YAY!!

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful feeling. Run strong and remember to smile crossing the finish line!


Road Warrior said...

You're about to do something that most people think they could never do. And at one time you probably thought that, too.

You're going to cross that finish line a different person because you will have done something that humans aren't designed to do.

Run strong tomorrow, but most importantly, run smart. We're all behind you, Marlene!