Friday, November 7, 2008

It's Go Time

I'm about to head out of town for my marathon training run!

My bags are packed. I have all the things I need.

I intended to write today about how I prepare for a marathon day, but I've been asked to write a post about beginning to run and got the idea that I might do a series of posts on the way I do things for others who might be new to running to read. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for that one.

I'm still undecided on if I'll wear short sleeves or long sleeves. I'm leaning toward the short sleeves and gloves since I can just take them off when I warm up in the morning. It'll be cold at the start, but it should warm up pretty quickly to a comfortable temp in the 50's.

It's going to be a good day. I know I'm just using it as a training run, but it's still a marathon. It's still going to be "race day" for lots of people. I love the race day atmosphere. I even love the packet pick-up.

I'm excited. And nervous. But mostly excited. The nervous always goes away as soon as the gun goes off.

I can hardly wait.

See you again on the other side! Good luck to anyone else running this weekend, whether it be training or a race!


Mojito Maven said...

YAYAYAYAYAY good luck!!!

And I can't wait to read your posts for new runners :)

Danica said...

Good luck! You will do awesome and I can't wait to read a race report! :) Just keep running, you can totally do it! :)

J said...

Good luck!! You will do great!!

*aron* said...

GOOD LUCK!!! cant wait to hear about it :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Good Luck!! I can't wait to hear about your posts on starting running!

Penny Lane said...

Good luck! You're a superwoman!!

April said...

Every Friday, Amy and I (26point2ers) pick one of our favorite running bloggers to interview and we were hoping that you'd be this week's Weekly Pace Setter! If you are interested, send me an email to and I'll send you the questions. Thanks!