Tomorrow is the big run (well, until the actual BIG run that is)! I am all ready to run 20 miles (hopefully). My body has been so weird the past 2 weeks. I think it is just freaking out from all the running. But– I can see the end in sight! Almost there!
So – there have been a few things on my mind lately that I feel like I really think waaaaay too much about:
Food: I have been eating constantly. I really don’t know how in the world I have not gained at least 10 pounds, but the scale is going down and my clothes are getting bigger. You would understand how big of a mystery this was if you saw what/how much I have been eating lately. It’s outrageous. I really need to get my eating in check or I’m going continue eating like this after the marathon and this time I really will gain 10 or 20 pounds.
The Weather: Its the end of September now and another dilemma I’m having is what to wear. When you start a run at 7 am it is cold! But — half way through you warm up. So do you wear a tank top and be cold for the first half of your run or do you wear something warmer and be hot the last half of your run? So far I have gone with the former, but I still spend a significant time pondering about this before each run.
Sleep: When I’m not in bed, I’m thinking about laying in bed. It is now dark in the mornings when I have to wake up to go to work — blah! I have literally found myself sitting at my desk daydreaming about pillows and blankets. I can’t wait until I get to sleep in on Saturdays again. It will be glorious!
Injuries: The closer it gets to the marathon the more I keep having dreams about getting injured. This really scares me. As a result, I have been trying to be extra careful when running. How upsetting would it be to train for 12 weeks and then get injured a week before the marathon. I would be heartbroken. I need someone to interpret my dream for me. haha This must mean something!
Wish me luck tomorrow on my long run and have a great weekend!
We runners talk about having fun but I don’t think anybody believes us. We talk about discipline and endurance, we take care, we exercise caution, we watch our diets and monitor our pace. We are ascetics who talk, unconvincingly, of the bracing enjoyment of self-abuse.