Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Week 20 - Day 4: Getting Motivated!

Wow. I have the greatest sister in the world! Holly knows how I've been stressing about the marathon lately....and last night she left a surprise in my car. It was the lyrics to the song "Faith of the Heart", and a cd with it and 2 other motivational songs. The cd said "CMM 2006" The lyrics to "Faith of the Heart" are great. Holly is so thoughtful like that. I am hoping that she'll be doing a marathon pretty soon, too. Right now she's training for the RC Cola and Moon Pie 10 Miler in Bell Buckle this June. She's already up over 8 miles, so I'm sure she'll do great. She runs fast, too. She ran the 400 meter relay on the track team in school and was awesome. So when I got the cd, I put it in the computer and turned up the songs. Bo immediately ran to his room and came back with his guitar and played along! As you can see - he was really getting into it! His favorite song to sing with that guitar is "I love Rock n Roll"!!

So, I am feeling very motivated. I am excited. I'm still nervous, but it's not as much a sick nervous anymore. I have to trust that I did the training, I put in the miles, and I have rested well this week. Granted, maybe I shouldn't have chosen a plan that included running 6 days a week. Granted, I probably should have used a beginner plan of any kind rather than an Intermediate Plan for my first marathon. But that's all in the past and I can't go back now. I have rested well this week. I have been taking my Naprosen. I am as ready as I am going to be. This is going to be fun. How can it not be?!?!?! I love running. I have run my heart out for the past 20 weeks all for this one event...it's going to be fun.

No running again today. Just resting - sorta. I'm working a half day, and attending my great aunt's funeral this afternoon. I'm gonna make sure and get in the bed early tonight, because I want to get up and run my last 2 miles with Briar early Friday morning. Briar did another mile last night, putting him at 22 miles. He's gonna do 1 this afternoon, and 2.2 in the morning. Then he'll be ready to go.

7 comments:

Michele said...

What a great sister!!!! And Bo is too cute with that guitar.
The kids and I are planning to walk their last 2.2 miles this afternoon, nothing like waiting until the last minute.
I am ready to run. Can't wait until Saturday.

E-Speed said...

Good Luck!!! You are going to do great!

Rae said...

You're going to do great!!! Think of all the training you've done and just have FUN! Enjoy the race.

Hope to see you there!!!

Triathamom said...

Thank you for your well-wishes. Good luck to you, too! It's gonna be great!

PLANET3RRY said...

Good Luck in Nashville! Run Hard, Run Strong, Relax and Look Ahead!

brent d. said...

You're going to do awesome! I hope to see you at the race!! GOOD LUCK!

david said...

Good Luck! It looks like tomorrow will be a GREAT day for a race.