Getting nervous... My first marathon on Saturday!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I can't believe its so close!! And I'm starting to get those butterflies in my stomach. My first full marathon. I really am hoping to do it in 4 hours (at most 4:15). I'm a PE teacher and I have about 60 students running in the kids marathon that day (where they run the 25 miles in the weeks before and run the final 1.2 miles that day) Our 7yr old daughter is also running it.
The kids run starts exactly 3:55 after my marathon starts. If I can't be to the finish line in time to see them start, I am hoping to at least be across the finish line before they come across the finish. However, I had another awesome thought - the 2 runs end side by side... they both run side by side for the last half mile... wouldn't it be awesome if our daughter and I cross the finish at the same time!!! My husband will be taking pictures - and I keep thinking how cool it would be to see us both cross together! LOL
I've trained very hard for this run. I put my all into my training these last few months. Even while we were on vacation a couple weeks ago, I still did my runs. And the last 2 days of vacation I became very sick and my entire family has been sick since our return. Even after driving 13 hours home (due to me being so sick, I was only able to drive 3 of the 13 and my husband did the rest) we got home at 2:30am and was able to sleep in until 10:30am, I got up and did my 13 mile training run. I took our 4 children to the dr on Monday and he said we all have sinus infections (he didn't test for strep as he said the antibotics would treat strep as well as the SI) The 4yr old had fever Sat-Mon and the 7yr old has had fever since Sunday (and still had fever at bedtime tonight) All 4 kids and mom/dad all have terrible headachs and sinus pressure. The teens have terrible coughs... anyway, we are all miserable. Praying that we all get better soon (all 6 of us are on prescriptions right now).
Tomorrow I have my last training run. Its only 2 miles, as I am in taper mode these last 3 weeks. My last long run was the 13 mile run on Sept 30th, the day we got back home from vacation.
Tomorrow afternoon I go to the expo to pick up my race packet. I'm bib# 369. YA!!
Please pray for healing for my family and that tomorrow we all wake up fever free, no more vomiting, coughing, sinus pressure, sore throat ect!! We've all be sick since Sept 25 (no idea WHAT we picked up while we were in TX)
And please say a prayer that I'm able to get to the finish and see my daughter and my students run!!