Before the announcement, two things…..
1) I got my Boston Marathon Runner Passport in the mail the other day!!!!! This contains the paper that I am required to use to get my race bib at the expo. So freaking excited and I even did a little dance when I got the mail that day! Then I almost threw up from excitement.
2) I was able to clear a lot of the clutter out of my head that I discussed in my last post. I’ve calmed down, started making my lists for the trip, and I refuse to think anything but the best things about the race in Boston. I think about bad weather and the hills, but then I just let that go, and I focus on all the training I have done to make this my strongest marathon. In doing this, I’ve pretty much become useless around the house besides taking care of the kids and our massive food supply, but my husband is so supportive and understanding, he doesn’t care (or if he does, then I missed it – sorry, honey!). Yea for me!
Saturday, my legs felt like lead for my easy 9 miler. I worried a little about how they would feel for the long run on Sunday, but I knew if anything, I just needed to get the miles in. Yesterday was the 18 miler with three other ladies in my running group who are Boston Bound as well. The miles flew by and we were able to finish in my sub-BQ pace. It boosted my confidence, but I know I have another pretty full and difficult week ahead. One more LONG run before taper begins!!! It’s still so hard to believe. And now…..
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!!!!!!
Well, on Friday, I signed up for the Beach 2 Battleship 1/2 Iron Distance race in my home town of Wilmington!!!! Running Boston and Beyond has finally bit the bullet and gone beyond! I HAVE been scared to sign up and take on this new challenge, primarily because of the swim that is held in a channel connected to the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway (which means there is a tide). I knew for this year, the tide won’t be pushing me as it has for this race in the past, so with that and the fact that I’m not a strong swimmer, I was hesitant. Then I realized that I just need to train harder for the swim and in the conditions that we will find on race day. Simple. My goal is to finish the race alive and before the time cutoff and have a lot of fun in the meantime. Once I signed up, I got excited.
So that’s it for my Monday. I’d love to hear what everyone did over the weekend!