Thursday, September 10, 2009

Is the Marathon Really Next Weekend!

WOW! I don't know how these races sneak up on me like this! I'm not feeling too nervous yet. Mostly excited. I've decided on running this marathon with the sole purpose of running it with my SIL and being her support. She is running her very first marathon. So, I don't care what my time is at all. And I mean that. I just want to be able to go her pace and give her the boosts she needs when she needs them. I feel like there were times in my first marathon when I could have used a running buddy. (But you have to remember that I ran my first marathon while my husband and kids were in a different state and not there to cheer me on). I haven't been sticking to my training plan very well. I skipped a long run two weekends ago due to photographing my cousin's wedding and this week I have only run once because I'm watching my neighbor/running buddy's kids. Her baby had surgery this week. (She trained with me the whole time for this marathon and then found out the baby needed surgery and now she won't be running it) So there's my update. Can't wait to run Top Of Utah for my first time. I hear it's a great course!


Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You will be GREAT!! I would love to run with a buddy and not worry about my time...just be there to help him/her cross that finish line.. That would be AMAZING! Too often I focus so much on SPEED that I lose the purpose and excitement of it all.


Candice @ I Have Run said...

Good luck next week. I am excited about running it too! I am planning on wearing my pink running duds - pink running skirt, pink shirt, pink headband - so say "hi" if you see me!