I have basically been on pins and needles for the last 72 hours awaiting a final decision as to whether or not the NYC Marathon was actually going to happen. Mayor Bloomberg made it official this afternoon: it’s ON!
Now I feel like I can really get my head in the game and focus on the race. With everything up in the air, I was having trouble wrapping my head around it. I knew I was going to run 26.2 regardless (I was planning to run in Richmond next weekend if NY was canceled), but now I know exactly when, which somehow helps.
Today, in the biggest cop out of my life, I dressed up as a runner for Halloween:
I was a bit more decked out earlier, but you get the idea. And hey, I got to wear running clothes to work. Not a bad gig.
I’m off to squish as much as humanly possible into my carry-on suitcase and squeeze in a quick 4 miles before I head to NY tomorrow. Not sure how much I’ll be posting once I’m there, but I’ll keep you updated via twitter! 🙂
Marathoners: What’s your best advice for me?
I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited. Yes, definitely excited!