Am I still having an absolute freak-fest? Not so much anymore!
Do I know what I'm going to wear in the race? No. Have options been narrowed down? Yes.
Have I packed yet? Nope. But I have a list started.
Work stuff all done so I can go with a clear head? Not yet.
Have I figured out how the hell I'm going to eat my precious steel-cut oatmeal on race morning? That's a negative, ghost rider.
Will I be able to figure all that shit out? Ya know, I think I will!
48 hours from now I'll be settled in my hotel room bed, clothes laid out, my number pinned to whatever I decide to wear, my chip attached to my shoe, trying to fall asleep, SUPER excited for marathon morning!
And when morning comes I'll be ready.
Ready for whatever the course, the weather, my shoes, my clothes, my body, or anything else throws my way. One way or another, barring some type of unforeseen event/tragedy, my feet are going to carry me the 26.2 miles from Two Harbors to Duluth. While I'm running, I'm going to think about the people I'm running in honor of and in memory of, and I'm going to enjoy the journey from start to finish.
And then I'm going to celebrate!! I'm looking forward to meeting fellow runners and reveling in the knowledge that I've met a pretty damn big challenge.
I can't WAIT!!!