Wednesday, June 15, 2011

countdown to grandma's


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!!!


  1. Nora, I wish you well on your marathon! You will do an awesome job, and you are well prepared. Just remember this is a celebration run for all those months of training--that was the hard part.

    I can't wait to hear about your run!

    Sending you lots of hugs

  2. Thanks, Sue!! Your support means a lot!!

  3. Nora, I don't think I have ever been so excited about anyone running a marathon before! I'm serious! You're gonna rock it, and I can't wait to hear all about it. GO NORA!!!

  4. Good luck, Little Sis! You'll do great!

  5. The deed is done! Now I'm going to know everything you're up to! Have fun! :)

  6. Thanks for the support everyone!! You guys have really been a huge help on this journey - more than you'll ever know.
    @Michelle - Hey Birthday Girl!! I'm so glad you're going to stalk me on Saturday!!!

  7. Nora, best wishes for your run! You have been a pleasure to follow through this incredible journey. And thanks for your support of the American Cancer Society. You inspire me. -
    Kay Culver in Iowa
    eBusiness Tech Coordinator
    American Cancer Society
    Midwest Division, Inc.

  8. Thanks for the kind words, Kay! I'm glad I was able to raise a little coin for ACS. Every little bit helps, right?


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