Now being just days away from boarding a plane to Orlando, I find myself excited, antsy and ready to go. I trust my training and I know I am ready. I lucked out and had a relatively warm and nice training season following the Columbus Marathon. Albeit one workout where it poured the whole time and my entire body chafed. It hasn't always been flawless but I've executed my back to back workouts and I am ready.
This morning was the official kick-off of the winter session of MIT. There was so much excitement in the air and between that and several people coming up to me to wish me luck - I was giddy like a little kid. This. Is. Going. To. Be. Awesome.
There's no question in my mind about crossing both finishes and earning all three of these medals:
But sometimes there is. And its good to have a little self-doubt and nerves, right? That's what makes us human. I think I'd be worried if I wasn't worried. Is that redundant?
I think Biv is counting the days until I get on the plane too. After MIT, we went to lunch where I spent most of the time talking non-stop about the things people said this morning and the encouragement I received. What an amazing running/walking community I am involved in. Inspired every day.
Last night was the first night of the pre-race dreams. That's right, I dreamt last night - one entire week before the half - about forgetting running/walking clothes and having to wear the cotton clothes I had packed for walking around after the race. At least I remembered my shoes, right? If that's any indication of dreams to come this week.......well, let's just say sleep should be fun.
One week from tomorrow we'll be relaxing and enjoying ourselves in Florida. I think one of the things I am excited about it is the lack of snow & ice. After today's miles on the trail, I need a break.
Whatever happens, this sweet little puppy face will still love me when I get home, right?
|But the couch is too high now, Mom!|
Have you done a challenge like this one?
Do you think I am crazy for taking it on?