Well, I’m five days out from the Marine Corps Marathon, so you know what that means… I’m feeling fat, gooey, restless and a wee bit congested. Perfect. My taper is right on target.
Truth is, I really don’t know how I’ll get there just yet, but I know that I’ve done the work (and then some) to do it. My mind doesn’t work analytically because my emotions get in the way. To me, a display of heart, passion and determination far supercede any set of numbers or splits I could ever throw out there. I will say this: I’m looking so forward to running this race with Shawn, Amy, Richard ,and my new Gazelle buddy Craig. That experience will be far greater than any time goal, especially in our nation’s Capital City. I’m sure our forefathers never had a marathon in mind when they were fighting for our pursuit of happiness!
I’m not one for numbers, but I will throw a few of them out there:
* This is Shawn’s FIRST marathon! (and the stadium crowd roars!!!)
* Current Weather Forecast for Sunday: low 50/high 69 (could be a factor if it gets warm!)
* My race # 23453
* Shawn’s race # 23645