This day is going absolutely perfectly. I started out a bit frazzled, because there was just so much to do, but everything is falling together! Errands are run. Bags are mostly packed. Legs are stretched, iced, soaked, and massaged. I made the B a t-shirt that says GO D NATION! on the back and TEAM MAJ on the front.
I'm prepared for my first destination marathon in 4 years.
I went on my last run before the race this morning. My legs are still not 100%, but they are nowhere near as lead-like as they were. I'm hoping two more days and another dedicated hour of stretching and self-massage tomorrow will help.
I just can't believe how far I've come. To beat my fundraising goal, to PR all season, to be this ready two days prior to the Big Race - it seems like not PRing on Sunday is virtually impossible!
But I'm trying to do a better job of being as process-oriented (less outcome-focused) in my racing life as I am in my everyday life. AND, when I do that, I really step back and see this Marathon, this fundraiser, this whole experience, for what it really is.
1. A chance to give back.
2. A way to connect with friends and family, and make new friends, that I never anticipated.
3. A fun weekend in New Orleans.
4. A chance to get away for some romance I desperately need.
5. A way to stay healthy and keep kicking cancer's ass.
That's something no acronym - not PR, not even DNF - can take away.
Let the good times roll.
I'm still looking for Cancer Ass-Kickers. Will YOU step up with us? http://www.main.acsevents.org/goto/megganann