Until I start running the National Marathon tomorrow morning. Oy. I'm nervous and don't feel great. E. has a bad chest cold and I'm scared I'm catching it (cross fingers).
Snow flurries or freezing rain are possible during the race.
I know how to pick 'em.
There's been some controversy over the marathon. And the number of folks running the half-marathon or full marathon - about 2,000 - fell far short of the 5,000 organizers planned for. Of those 2,000, only 800 of them are racing the full marathon.
Because of the race requirements - you must have run a previous marathon in 4:30, a half in 2:10 or a 10-miler in 1:40 - some think that many slower runners who would have participated through a charity - were shut out.
So the roads won't be too crowded, and it won't be hard to spot me. I'll be the one dragging my bloody carcass over the finish line, foaming at the mouth. My intent was to run this first-ever marathon in under 4 hours. I'm a bit under-trained for that. Now, I just want to finish in one piece.
Wish me luck.