Me: ….I’m ready.
His Lordship: For what? Coffee?
Me: Running 26.2 miles.
H.L.: Yeah you are!And then I was ready for coffee.
I know I’ve been up and down through this process, and have gotten quite emotional through the tapering. But that’s to be expected (at least I think so, anyway).
Now it’s five days out. And I feel ready. I’ve put in the work and the training. I’ve kept my mind focused (and let’s be honest, most of this marathoning is a really “fun” mental game). It’s time for me to go out and have fun.
Friday, I am traveling to Chicagoland where I will be greeted by my best friends. It will be a glorious weekend of Rick Bayless food-eating, Marathon expo-ing, and lots of pasta cookery pre-race.
And on Sunday, I will run my first marathon. On my birthday.
Let’s get this party started.