The nerves are really setting in... Less than 3 weeks to go until the big day and I think about it constantly. I survived my 16 mile run this past Sunday, but it wasn't easy. And all I kept thinking was, the real thing is 10 miles longer than this?!? This Sunday is my longest run until the marathon, 18 miles, and I have a better hydration/eating plan in place, hoping it will help a little. Help me not feel like quitting or dying... :) I have to say, out there pounding the pavement all by myself can mess with my head. I actually spent the last 4 miles on Sunday convincing myself that if I didn't finish the full 16 miles, nobody would ever know! What a quitter, right? I resisted though... promise.
I talked to my mom today, she and my stepdad are going to come the weekend of the marathon to help cheer me on at the finish line with Rick! It will be great to have them all there. I'm still hoping to add a few more upbeat songs to my iPod playlist... maybe some cheesy stuff from the 80's and 90's. Any suggestions? :)