I am excited…
…to be running another marathon.
…that the predicted temperature at start time is 49 degrees.
…to listen to all of your song suggestions.
…to see the signs that spectators have come up with this time.
…to have a Marine put my medal around my neck.
…to celebrate with friends after, and indulge myself with a day off on Monday.
I am nervous…
…that I won’t fulfill my 25 for 25 goal, of finishing in under 4:58:57.
…that I’ll throw up right as I’m getting my medal.
…that I’m not as ready as I think I am.
…that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
I know that I’ve prepared for this race more than the one back in March. I’ve done twice as many long runs. I wasn’t sidelined with an injury. I know, logically, that I can do this.
But the nerves are taking over for now, so all I can do is just breathe.
While I’m psyching myself out, hope you have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!
(And, again, let me know if you’ll be out Sunday morning. Like I said, costumes are welcome!)