OK...where do I start? I have so many things to blabber on about and my mind is all over the place right now that I'm just gonna talk about it all!
1. Go Wong Go
So back last year when I was going through attempt #1 at training for a marathon, my motivation started to wane a bit and I posted about how meh I was feeling about the whole marathon gig. It was hard, it was hot, wah wah wah, whine whine whine. Well...it's through times like that when you find out who your friends are. One of my besties A read my post, and sent me a homemade card that I use as daily motivation because I tell ya...there are days when I didn't really want to go out and run and I thought what have I gotten myself into? I look at that card all.the.time. Well, A and her little girl KEW are going to cheer me on at the 32K point of the run, with these signs that are big versions of my card:
Seriously. Are these not the best? These were posted on my Facebook, and as soon as I saw them I got all verklempt. I told you I was going to be a mess in the last few days, didn't I?
Aren't these great? I can't wait to see them. Thanks guys, can't tell you how much this means.
2. Final Physio
Holy, I'm all about the alliteration today aren't I? Ha! I went to see my awesome and amazing physio today for the last time before the race, and told her about my foot and lower leg pain. She was pretty happy with how I was moving and pinpointed a few spots that she thought were causing my issues. Out came the needles, and she released muscles in my calf, bum and front thigh that were causing tightness and pulling on my foot. After the needles, pain and achiness are gone! My physio has been the main reason why I've gotten to within days of the race relatively injury free and I'm so thankful I found her. She's a marathoner as well, so I asked for her advice and she definitely said to not go out too fast, to just go out there and experience it. Definitely must find her a nice thank you gift.
3. Five More Days
Gaaaaahhhhh! I'm so excited. And scared. And anxious. But most of all, I'm just looking forward to experiencing the day. They say that the marathon is the reward for all your training, and it's kinda true. The tough part really is the training and I just want to get to the race already! The one thing I want to make sure I do is really experience it and stay in the present so I can remember it. Honestly, that's the one thing I regret about my wedding day because I was so rushed and anxious that I didn't stop to look around and really feel the moment...I can barely remember anything about the ceremony and had to ask Hubs about it after. Plus I gotta remember it all so I can blog about it after, right? Ha!
4. Race Expo
Race expo this weekend, and it should be a great one. Bart Yasso and Kathrine Switzer is going to be there as speakers...KATHRINE SWITZER, people! For those of you who don't know who she is, she was the first female to run Boston...and the race director Jock Semple actually ran onto the course and tried to grab her while yelling "get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers!"...luckily her boyfriend was there and ran interference for her so she could continue on with the race....
Yes...women were not allowed to race Boston previously...in fact it wasn't recommended for women to run at all because your uterus might fall out or something redonkulous. Can't wait to hear her speak. And yeah, and Bart too. Kidding! Bart is pretty awesome as well.
5. Germies Go Away
I am immune boosting like it's my job...so many people around me are sick right now! Just need to stay healthy. So if I run away from you covering my face, it's not that I don't love you or anything...I just can't get sick right now.
6. Taper Madness
OK, I gotta say...I am having NO problems with taper madness...in fact, I'm greatly enjoying this last week where I'm barely running at all (comparatively speaking) and I'm not going to any bootcamps (just in case, to avoid tweaking any muscles). I can sit back and chill and not even feel guilty! And I'm allowed to up my carb intake. What's not to love about taper time?
Phew! OK, think I'm done.