Monday, February 14, 2011


Less than a week until 26.2 miles, and considering I was miserable during my last long run of the training cycle that was ONLY 8 miles, I am pretty nervous. If I can't do 8 miles comfortable, how in the HELL am I going to do 26.2? I had no energy during my run, which I am going to blame on PMS. Yes, you read that right. I have that going on this week too. Good times.

And today I am home with Audrey. There is some random fever/headache/cough thing going around, and its Audrey's turn to have it. She is sad to miss her Valentine's Day party at school, and I am sad for her as well. Let's hope that I don't get this thing either. Because that would be icing on the cake.

One of my best friends is sending me motivational quotes every day this week leading up to the marathon. Today's quote:

"We are different, in essence, from other men (women). If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."
-Emil Zatopek

I love it. I loved yesterday's quote too:

"Big occasions and races which have been eagerly anticipated almost to the point of dread, are where great deeds can be accomplished."
-Jack Lovelock


Carmen said...

Love the quotes! Great idea. I came down with a head cold right after my seven miler on! Don't stress. You are ready. Your body is ready. Let your mind follow.

Ann said...

Taper is evil. It completely messed with my head. I hope you have fun doing 26.2. I will be cheering you on in spirit! Can't wait to hear about your experience.

Sherry @ Life from my persective said...

I was sort of the same way before my first 26.2! The last short run before it was only 3 miles and I thought it was going to kill me. I told myself it was good timing to get out the bad run so that on race day you feel awesome! Hope that your first 26.2 goes wonderful!

Melinda said...

My advice to rest and do nothing!! Hopefully PMS will be out of way by the time you run.

I always feel awful right before a marathon - I think we get physically worn out just before the race. Another good reason to taper.


momof3 said...

Tomorrow's post is for you, OK? So tomorrow come by the blog.

I just wanted to say a few things here though ~ you're going to be amazing. Stop right now and picture yourself on the course, running strong, chest high, chin up, in good form, with a smile on your face. That is how it WILL be.

Imagine for a minute that you could NOT fail, what would you try and accomplish? Well... you can not fail. You CAN and WILL be amazing at this.

SJ said...

I'll be with you in spirit the day of your marathon - you are going to do awesome.

Hope the little one feels better soon.