Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are You Excited?

That seems to be the question of the day.  Everyone keeps asking me if I'm excited for this marathon.  The quick answer is no.  I think I'd be worried about my sanity if I was jumping up and down with excitement at the prospect of putting my body through the most physically taxing thing I've asked to do so far.  The thing I'm most excited for is that in 5 days the waiting will be over! 

Of course, on the flip side, I am excited to see what I'm capable of and how my training works out in the end.  I know I've put in the miles, but was it enough to get me to the finish line in the time that I want?  I'm hoping that the answer to that question is yes.

The funny thing about this marathon is that I'm not really nervous.  Maybe it's the difference between triathlon and just running races, but I'm really not nervous about this.  I know I'll get to the end one way or another and something about the fact that there aren't three sports involved makes it a lot easier to somehow just instinctively know that. 

I decided this morning that there wasn't any point in getting up early to go running.  If this week is about resting up, I might as well sleep in and go running after work since I'd be up then no matter what.  So, I went running after work. I didn't wear a watch tonight.  I just wanted to go for a nice relaxing run. 

That's not exactly how it went.  It had sprinkled right before I left so there were a lot of wet (slippery) leaves on the road in the Park, which made me nervous that I'd slip and fall.  I also seem to be having some sort of phantom knee pain.  I know it's fake and that it's a taper pain, but it's annoying nonetheless. But, I made it home safe and sound and without any lingering knee issues, so it probably did me some good to get out there and shake out my legs! 

Distance: 4.20 miles


  1. Rest up and enjoy the final days before the marathon! Best of luck this weekend!

  2. I'm excited for you even if you aren't!! I can completely relate on not getting nervous for running races. I just always feel like there is something I need to be doing (getting transition bag ready, bike ready to transport, etc.). Good luck this weekend!!