Race Week!

I’m super excited for the Little Rock Marathon on Sunday!  I’m excited to travel somewhere I’ve never been (even if it is Arkansas), for the challenge, the pre-race excitement at the starting line, the pain (weird, I know!), the feeling of getting to mile 25 and knowing there is just one mile left, crossing the finish line and getting the JUMBO medal, and some delicious post-race beers and BBQ!

Yesterday’s sermon at church was very timely.  It was about not worrying about things, since worrying doesn’t do a bit of good.  Fitting, since I was worrying about my flight (whether it will make it without delays; I leave Saturday and was starting to second guess and think I should have booked a Friday flight), the weather (the weather reports yesterday said rain all weekend), my legs (I had a crappy “long” run yesterday with some minor issues with my left foot), what to pack (I already laid everything out because I want to fit it all into a carry on, but with the weather unknown I need to repack later this week), etc.  Even though I told myself not to worry about these things, I was.  I’m total Type-A.  I analyze and over think and worry.  But the pastor’s sermon made sense.   So the theme for this week is Don’t Worry, Since It Doesn’t Do You Any Good.*

Taper Week #2, recap:

Miles run: 29.6; Pilates: 2 times; Biking: 60 minutes

  • M: pilates
  • T: 4.5 miles (9:02; on TM w/ some hills)
  • W: 8.1 miles (8:49; w/ 3×1 mile intervals on hills 7:17; 7:30; 7:23)
  • Th: pilates
  • F: bike 1 hour
  • Sa: 7 miles (9:48)
  • Su: 10 miles (9:22)

*It’s alot easier not to worry after peeking at the Little Rock weather forecast this morning (even though I told myself not to do it), and it’s now forecast for 32/57 sunny.  🙂

One thought on “Race Week!

  1. I had to laugh as I read this post….it sounds like I could have written it myself! I think about all the beer I can consume after the marathon. I love all the prep work and post-run pain too. Are we nuts?!?!

    Don’t worry about your foot. It’s your mind playing tricks on you. I was convinced last marathon that I somehow developed sciatica! During my last long run I had this pain in my low back/glute region. I was so worried and upset. I was FINE come race day…it was all in my head.

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