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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Okay so this marathon I'm running is 3 days away and I'm having these feelings that I haven't trained hard enough for it. I started my training strong and then up until the last month of training I hit a major burn out. I feel like I flopped and it is bringing me down a little now. I missed 2 long runs and a few short ones. Today, after getting back from my 3 mile tapper, I just don't feel strong. I keep trying to push out these negative thoughts. I guess I'm just afraid of failing in front of my family and myself. I don't know! I just keep doubting myself and its getting to me.

Anyways - on a happy note.

Today I went out and bought a white t-shirt, some fabric markers, and a little glitter. I'm going to design a t-shirt for me to wear with my name on it. I wish this marathon would get here. It's like the longer I wait the more antsy I get.

So far the weather on marathon day is supposed to be in the 60's and sunny with a few clouds. They were calling for a 30% chance of rain.

Alright that's it.

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Nikki



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K-GETTING-FIT 11/1/2012 8:20AM

    Sweet Nikki:) Every part of this journey has been a major achievement. Your dedication is amazing to me. A huge accomplishment. You have trained your tush off. You are doing it and it ROCKS! YOU rock! I'm really proud of you hon. You're already a success to me. Push those nerves out of the way and conquer that race. I wish I could be there on Sunday. Please know I'll be there in spirit and cheering you on. Woohoo!!!
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BAKER1009 11/1/2012 6:57AM

    Yes, hear Misha and Elle, you already did something great by signing up and training for this thing!

And Elle pointed out the same thing I noticed...a lack of a marathon icon! Booh spark! LOL!

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LRSILVER 11/1/2012 5:41AM

    I am sure you can do it. You are doing so great. Just keep pushing forward and it will happen. Believe in yourself.
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NUOVAELLE 11/1/2012 3:23AM

    The miracle is not that you'll have the strength to finish - because you WILL! The miracle is that you had the courage to start, to sign up, to train and get ready for it! You're nervous - who wouldn't be? Remember when we were in school and we were getting ready for exams? No matter how much I had studied, on the morning of the exams I always felt I had forgotten everything! It's the same feeling you get. Just fight it and think positive thoughts. And don't worry about disappointing your family and friends. Just crossing the start line makes us all soooo proud of you!
On Sunday, my thoughts will be with you.
I know you can do this, Nikki.
You know it, too.
Just believe!
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PS. Can you believe it that there is no emoticon for a marathon? There's a 5K,a 10K, a half, but none for a full marathon? Not fair!

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MISHAMW 10/31/2012 8:55PM

    You still did something amazing! Training and signing up for a marathon is such a great achievement. I know that I'm proud of you and of course jealous! I just hope I will be able to run a half!

And remember, this is only your first one. You can always sign up for another and another.

Good luck with the t-shirt idea! Love it!

Have a great week girlie!

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KAPELAKIN 10/31/2012 8:01PM

    You're going to do great! Just having the guts to DO this is amazing, no fear of failure!

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KA_JUN 10/31/2012 7:40PM

    Trust in your training, you will survive! emoticon

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BAKER1009 10/31/2012 4:39PM

    You are going to do GREAT! It's not about how fast you go, it's just about getting there. And you will!! I know you will. So say it, "I WILL". Dude, you're going to ROCK it!
You are just nervous, and that is totally normal (says the girl who never ran a marathon before!)! Seriously though, who wouldn't be nervous...it's 26 miles! But you've done that. And you will do it again.

So take those negative thoughts and give them a serious kick to the curb. NOW!

I've got my markers and glitter out...so you know what to expect from me. Yup, you betcha!

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Beth

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MAGGIEVAN 10/31/2012 3:44PM

    Just visualize yourself finishing and the feeling of elation and then...just do it!

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