Apparently it’s Tuesday. Apparently the number of days between now and the Columbus Marathon is five. Five days before I run another 13.1 miles. For fun. With my training all but over, let’s take a look at this week.
Pro Tip: Don’t Wear Stupid Shoes the Week of Your Race
I’m currently writing this post from the Orlando airport. I traveled here yesterday for business, gave a presentation this morning, and am flying home this afternoon and evening. On top of not drinking enough water, I chose to wear wedge heels instead of flats because I wanted my legs to look good on stage. Bad choice. My feet are simply tired. I wish I had gone with the flats and brought sneakers for the airport. I think I’ll soak my feet once or twice this week and beg a foot rub off of my husband.
Easy Runs This Week!
I’m kind of excited for my runs this week! Three miles on Wednesday! Three miles on Friday! And only 15 minutes on Saturday morning before we head to Columbus to hit the expo before we check into our hotel. I haven’t run just three miles since… May? June? I think it will help the tired feet and tired of traveling body as well. Of course, after three easy runs, I’m going to give it my all for 13.1 miles. My goal time of something less than 2:15 requires a body ready to push, and with some extra rest this week, I feel I’ll be ready to push.
Other Tips in My Video
This week’s video sponsored by Verizon Wireless gives a few more tips on what I’m doing for race week:
WEARING BRIGHT GREEN: Hopefully my mother-in-law can then see me around the nine-mile mark where my family will be hanging out.
CARE PACKAGES: I’m making care packages for the boys full of snacks, fun little things, and some other things to do (perhaps a marathon scavenger hunt) so they don’t get bored for the two hours that I’m out running my buns off.
MAPS FOR THE FAMILY: Not in the video, I am making maps and other bits of info for the adults as well. (Kids will also have a map in their package because kids love maps!
I am just so excited at this point. I feel physically ready. I feel mentally ready. I feel like this challenge is just another step in my life journey, one that I am excited to take.
I want to thank you all for your support during this difficult training season. I hope when I write about the marathon next Monday, I have good news to share. Until then, think of me and the other thousands of runners taking on Columbus this coming weekend. You can follow me on Twitter (@FireMom) — my times will auto-tweet — and on Instagram (@FireMom) before and after the race. If you’d like to sign up for text message updates, you can sign up here. My bib number is: 14084.
Let’s do this!
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