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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Marathon Eve Eve

Yes, it does feel a little like an upcoming holiday.  All the preparation.  All the excitement.  All the thoughts of will everyone be happy or in this case me.  My brain feels like it is on overload.  My thoughts are pretty much consumed with getting everything together for Saturday.  When I am not thinking about that I wonder have I rested enough?  Have I eaten the right foods this week?  Have I drank enough water?  Am I mentally ready for the battle?  Did I pick the right outfit?  Will my legs be ready 8 weeks after my 1/1 marathon?

The questions could go on and on for an entire post.  Too many questions in my brain causes me to doubt myself.   I am all about being positive so I just start reciting my power verses and phrases.  I will be relying on them so much this time.  January 1 was an awful run for me so I hope to erase those demons.  I hope to run a super strong race.  I hope to surprise myself!  Hope... I saw a little thing on FB a few weeks ago that said HOPE...Hang On, Pain Ends.  I have thought about that so many times since then.  It may just be my new mantra.  It could not be more true.  Why give up at mile 20 when there is only 6 more to run.  Why slow down at mile 24 just because you are tired.  It is almost over so just keep going.  Just hang on....
After my last training run
The training is over.  I believe I did what I set out to accomplish during the past eight weeks.  I have run my highest mileage weeks ever twice.  My recovery from both weeks seemed rather easy.  I nailed my paces and felt comfortable doing it.  I feel healthy and strong. 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6

The support I have received from my family, my friends, and my bloggy friends is amazing.  I feel like everyone will be cheering me on from their little corners of the world on Saturday and I could not be more grateful.

I am so thankful I have my little people to distract me from myself.  Cold weather has returned to Houston again.  Instead of playing at the park, Elena, Samuel, and I had a hot chocolate date at Starbucks this morning.  

Tonight was Open House at Haude.  Emma and Jonah loved sharing their classrooms with us. 

Tomorrow is all about relaxing and resting.  I am ready. 

Saturday is all about EMBRACING it all!


  1. You are ready and are going to rock it!! So excited to see your update on Saturday. :) Will be praying for you.

  2. "Hope... Hang on, Pain ends." I will try to remember that one too. :-) Give it all you have tomorrow! You are going to do GREAT!!! Embrace!