That’s it. Training is over, tomorrow is the big day. Riley and I went for a lovely 2 mile walk this morning. Oh sure, I was supposed to run, but at this point, I was terrified that I’d twist an ankle or something stupid. So I chose to walk. This run is simply to warm your legs up and get bloof flowing. Mission accomplished.
I am now settling in to a leisurely morning. I have a pot of coffee brewing, just enjoyed an orange, and am thinking of having some oatmeal. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it is beautiful out. I think I am going to go out back, sit on the deck, sip my coffee and read a book. Seems like a great pre-marathon ritual.
I think I am all packed, but of course as a marathoner, you become kind of OCD the night before a race, double and triple checking to make sure you have all you need.
Thanks to everyone for all your support, and especially to those who have left some truly entertaining comments yesterday. I am sure I will think of those at some point along my run tomorrow and laugh out loud.
Twenty four hours from right now (8:09 AM) I will be around mile six or seven. I am so ready to tear this thing up!