Thursday, September 9, 2010

Marathon Weekend!!

Okay.

It's been 18 weeks, and they have flown by.  I've put in the miles, put fuel in my bod (maybe a bit too much), and now it's here.

My mind is set to where it needs to be, time to get all my gear together. 

I'm a bit tired this week, feeling a little sleep deprived.  Kids are getting back to school, so we're up earlier, adjusting to new bedtimes.

Had my last PT session, Michelle wished me luck, said I would be fine, that she'll be thinking of me on Sunday. 

Then I made an appointment for Monday. 

I will be thinking of this on Sunday while I run, and I'll be wearing my American Flag pin.

The weather might be sketchy, maybe rainy, maybe not.

A huge Thank You to Jennifer, one of my BFF's, and Biggest Cheerleader, for making me my Marathon Training Journal....three years before I got the chance to actually use it.

For the race, I'm going to wear my Camo running skirt, grey tank, and white visor.  I've worn this outfit for every long training run, so I can't break from the routine.  On my last long training run, instead of the tank, I wore a Tech shirt and pulled my hamstring.   Superstitious?  Maybe.

Deep Breath. 

Game On.

47 comments:

Erika said...

GO GET IT!! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I will be thinking of you on Sunday sending you good running vibes...remember that at mile 22!! I know you will do awesome! go out there and ROCK IT! Good luck!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Good luck, Molly! You will rock the race! :)

ajh said...

How exciting! Have a great marathon and enjoy every bit of it.

Iron Mike said...

Do your best to get a good night's sleep on Friday.
And then run that race like you know you can.

I'm not at all surprised that your tech shirt put a little extra strain on the hammy.
It's all connected, ya know.

Have fun!

WannabeRunner said...

You're going to rock it!

blueviolet said...

Good luck! And be careful!!!!

Janie B said...

I'm anxious to hear all about it! Go, girl, go!! I think of you when I'm running my pitiful little one mile (compared to your distances). But, for a 59 year old who just got started, I guess it's not too bad. Go the distance!

Michelle said...

Enjoy every moment of it! You're ready and you're gonna do great! Good luck Molly!!!

Angie Bishop said...

Above all,have a wonderful time!! you will do wonderful. You put in the work now go get that race girl!!!

Susan Fobes said...

The excitement builds... Great to hear you are feeling better Molly and best of luck to you!

Kristin (Triathlon Dreams) said...

good luck molly!! I'm very superstitious as well!! you will do great!!

Jill said...

Go get 'er, Molly!!!!! Woohoo! I'll be cheering for you loudly from Denver!!!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Good luck! You have worked really hard for this and you will do great!

Katie H said...

Gah I'm SO excited for you!!! I'll be thinking about you on Sunday and sending positive happy hamstring vibes your way, although you won't need them. Yay!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck, remember the race is the reward for all your hard work!!!!!!

Colleen said...

YAY! Good luck and remember... have fun! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!!

H Love said...

Wow, I have butterflies for you! I know you;ll tear it up....you have put in the sweat, heart and time, you are GOLDEN! thinking of you...can't wait to hear the recap. ENJOY!

The Green Girl said...

Good luck, Molly! I am so excited for you, girl!

Suzy said...

I'm so excited for you. You have done the miles and you are ready!! Now go get 'em. GL!

Don't forget to post all about it later.

Jesse said...

Can't wait to hear about the race. Good luck. You've definitely put in the work, and now it's time to reap the rewards.

Elizabeth said...

Have fun, good luck and enjoy every minute. Can't wait to read the race report.

Nicki said...

Good luck, Molly! I will be thinking of you as I run a 10 mile race. You are going to rock this marathon!!!

J said...

Hopefully you can get a good nights sleep tonight! That is what I am planning on! Hopefully we will see each other Sunday! I posted what I will be wearing. I may try to meet up with one of my friends right near where we get our chips. Otherwise I will look for you down by the start!

Anne said...

What a great journal!

Good luck Molly!! I can't wait to read all about it...woohoo! :)

Laura said...

Have a great race and fantastic time!!

Allie said...

So so exciting!! Best of luck.. you're going to rock it!

blissfulrunner said...

Ahh!!! Congratulations on making it this far and best of luck this weekend. You're a tough cookie, I'm sure you can handle it! :)

abbi said...

Have a fabulous, fabulous race! You are ready, enjoy the day and the marathon!

Teamarcia said...

Good luck and have fun Molly! You're well trained and can so do this! I'll be thinking of you!

Rae said...

Good luck!!!

NY Wolve said...

Try to get a good night sleep Friday night. The sleep two nights out is more important than the night before. Or so they say. And don't be afraid to eat during the marathon. I think over gelling is important when miles 20-26 roll around.

And good luck! You have made this far and ready to toe the line.

"You can do it, you can make it" is a line from one of the Marine Corps running cadences I listen to when I run. Remember that at mile 22 if you doubt yourself!

Pam said...

I'll be thinking about you this weekend! Rock it, baby!!!

Heather said...

So exciting!! You've put in the hard work and you're gonna do great! Enjoy it!

Here's a quote that I like:
"I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart."
- Mike Fanelli, club coach

misszippy said...

So excited for you--everything is going to fall into place beautifully! GO MOLLY GO!

mudmama said...

Go, girl!!

baker said...

Good luck this Sunday 'Baker'! Sounds like you are fully prepared, kill it!

Alanna said...

Have an amazing first marathon! You'll do great - trust the training! Can't wait for your report... :)

Kellie said...

Good luck!

Rad Runner said...

Good vibes times a TRILLION sent your way!
HIGH FIVES every time you even think that you think your kinda maybe getting tired.. I swear. throw a couple high5's out there and its INSTANT energy!

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
I have been thinking about you so much lately! You are going to be just fine! You just wait and see...you will surprise yourself! I am sending you lots of luck and happy-positive running vibes! Good luck to you as you run this marathon!! Totally looking forward to the race report:)

Tara said...

Go Molly! I am so happy and excited for you! There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of your first marathon. Crossing that finish line is amazing and you will feel so many emotions along the way. My advice is to enjoy and "be in the moment" every step of the way. Gosh, I am getting all choked up over thinking of mine in May. There's nothing like it!
Trust in your training and you will do FANTASTIC. Good luck with the leg and don't worry about your time. Just get to that finish line!!! Go MOLLY!

BTW-keep us posted.

Amy said...

Yay! I can't wait to read all about it! Good luck!

Meg said...

Have the time of your life, you'll never forget this one!

zbsports said...

Good luck to your run, looking forward for good result.

Jennifer said...

Good luck tomorrow!!! Can't wait to read the report! Remember to smile when crossing the finish line!

Jacquelyn Eidson said...

GO MOLLY! Looking forward to reading the report of your GREAT day!

Kelsey: the Blonde Bullet said...

I'm sending good thoughts and vibes your way!!! I'm sure you'll rock it!! Good luck!