It's finally the weekend! In around 24 hours, I will be running my first marathon.
My. First. Marathon.
I'm so EXCITED!!! and nervous... but mostly excited. Well, maybe 50/50.
At this point, everything that needs to be taken care of has been taken care of. Bags are packed. Equipment has been readied. Body has been fueled and trained. The only thing I need to do is focus. I have to get a good night's sleep tonight, but I'll probably just lie in bed worried/anxious/excited about the race.
As far as race day goes, so you all know that I finished the race, I will probably post something really quickly after the race to let you all know that I finished the race. A full race report will be up whenever I get finished with it, either late Sunday or sometime Monday. There is no tracking thing that other races use so no automatic updates. I've toyed with the idea of mobile blogging, just something like "Mile 10" or "Mile 15" to let you know where I'm at. But the only sure thing is that after the race, probably soon after, I'll let you know that I did the deed.
I say it so matter-of-factly, that I'll finish the race and everything but it will be a tremendous challenge. I know it will be. It will be the hardest thing I'll do in my life.
But that's why I'm excited. I want to challenge myself. I want to test myself like I've never tested myself before.
I'm ready. Oh yeah, I'm ready.
Let's do this.
Let's run a marathon.