I’m SO excited for my marathon on Saturday. I haven’t felt excited like this for a race in a long time. I’m not a bundle of nerves, I’m actually fairly relaxed, I’m just excited. I’m not supposed to race this, it was just supposed to be a training run with a medal…but after the 24 miles last weekend, I need to see what I can really do. It could go horribly wrong, but I think it’s going to be amazing.
I’m really impressed with this race series so far–from polling participants about what animal should be featured on the shirts and medals, to taking your gels/snacks to whatever aid stations you need them at, from participant swag (medals, shirts, special shirts for BQs or double half/marathons, jackets for doing 2 races), generous course time limits (no cutoffs), and the option to start early…I hope that the races are as great as the buildup has been.
I’m in a really good place right now. Little stressed, but overall I’m feeling very confident. My emotional breakdown last weekend and a few subsequent happenings helped bring me some clarity about how I need to approach some things. I’ve accepted that I have to let go of some things that aren’t serving me and that is scary AF. Some things are newer realizations. Others are things I’ve been carrying for most of my life. Things I’ve tried to shake for a long time but haven’t quite been able to get rid of. It’s time.
More soon friends, I can’t wait to tell you about my weekend!