Whew it feels like it’s been forever since my last post but it’s only been two weeks! I really wanted to get a post written last week but I just started a new job at work which I love and am excited to dive into but I’m also wrapping up a few things with my previous role so it’s definitely been a balancing act this past week and on top of that there’s grad school homework calling my name. But no matter what, running finds its way into my routine. I’m a firm believer that people will make time for the things they consider a priority, running included.
Thankfully, my mileage has decreased a lot over the past couple of weeks (and I don’t even have the taper crazies). Want to know why? Because the Marine Corps Marathon is THIS weekend! Just the event I’ve been training for over the past 20 weeks, totally no big deal. (!!!!). I’ve got my race day outfit picked out my head, all the travel is booked and ready to go, and dinner reservations for the night before are made, just need to get packing and get to DC later this week! I had my final training run yesterday, an easy breezy 8 miles, with just a couple of short runs this week. All of the physical training is done, the mental prep is underway, and now it’s all a matter of keeping things as low stress as possible. Which will be a conscious effort on my part… those that know me know I have a tendency to stress. 🙂
So, a question to all of the marathoners out there before I’m off to DC: What is your race weekend / race day advice?! Help a first timer out! Also – give a shout out if you’ll be at MCM this weekend!!