Once upon a time there was a kid named Kevin. When he was in either 7th or 8th grade he decided he was going to run a marathon. He ran a few shorter races, had done the STP – the Seattle to Portland bike ride and some other adventure-type things. When he told his family he was going to run said marathon, pretty sure they doubted him. Then the little tyke when and ran it in about 3 and 1/2 hours. I know, crazy, huh?
Yes, this was my little brother. He has always said, if you can do half (whatever distance of the race) than you can do the whole thing in a race setting. I’m holding him to this advice. He rocked that marathon! I talked to him the other night and he wants to another marathon at some point in time in the future.
Me? I’m getting very ready for this sucker! Pretty much, I’ve stayed off the blog because all I can think about is this run. Oh, I’ve been able to work and actually, I’ve been fairly productive. But now, on the eve before I leave (hey it rhymed!) I’m going a little nutso! I probably should have taken the whole day off tomorrow but I needed to save some vacation for my DISNEYWORLD MARATHON! Haha, yes, I got my first e-mail for that today! I know… probably not too many ppl schedule their second marathon before even running their first. Again, me=ridiculously confident.
My brother was the same way though. When he smoked everyone in his “age group” – yeah, there wasn’t anyone IN his age group, he just took out all the older folks, he knew he could finish. He didn’t doubt that at all. He just ran. (uh-oh, I can feel some Forrest Gump quotes coming on!)
Okay, this post is really just me rambling because I am SO excited and SO nervous and absolutely every emotion in between. Tomorrow I get to see my dear friend who ran the Chicago marathon a few days ago so it will be all run talk all the time. I’m sure her hubby is going to offer to work late.
More mind-numbing, marathon crazy talk coming at you tomorrow! Only this will be the thankful version!