Who knew that when I signed up for a marathon I would be showered with such fun gifts & well-wishes? It’s enough to make these muscles of mine ache a bit less. I’ve worked so very, very hard this spring. I’ve overcome injuries and a body that is quite simply not made to run like this. And the craziest part? I’m itching to run on Saturday. Oh, I’m nervous… but I’m so ready to get this sucker done. I just hope to do my best to earn all these fun surprises:
I have friends driving 80 miles and getting up before dawn just to cheer me on. I have family buying and cooking food to feed those friends while they wait for me to finish. I have received inspirational prayers and photo shows. I have sole sisters that are running so many miles that I will only be alone for 2 miles out of 26.2. I am humbled.
More than one person has told me that I am an inspiration to them. What they don’t realize is that by thinking that, they are inspiring me. I’ll be carrying a lot of good people in my thoughts as I pound out those miles Saturday.
They tell me I’m ready. We’re about to find out.