Oh yes it’s looming ahead that 26.2 miles, laughing at me for giving it yet another go.
The internal conversations are continuos, arguments between the inner me that remembers how tough it is and the inner me who thought it was a good idea to do it again.
I am trying hard to get a positive mind set, not something that comes naturally for me. Especially hard when it comes to my running.
My happy happier happiest scale has been sorted, but deep down really I know I will only be satisfied with ‘happiest’
A race plan has been devised with my lovely Essex running buddy, basically I am going to hang on to her for as long as I can. We’ve not run together for a while, 26.2 miles should be long enough for us to catch up!
This morning I ran 3 miles on the Devon country lanes, in the dark. My first outing with my head torch. Before I headed out I got madam up by wearing the head torch in to her bedroom, I’ll let you imagine just how popular I was! Running in the pitch black, except for a small beam in front of my feet was fine but I found disorientating, at one point I had no idea where I was as no landmark to judge this by. So that is it no running till Sunday. Rest and carbs.
I am slowly packing my bag, meds, plasters, jelly babies, gels, hanky, capris, vest, t shirt, number, baggy non chaffing knickers have all made it to the pile, I must remember my trainers!
Thank goodness I have taken Friday off work.
Positive vibes needed please send this way!
See you on the other side.
Don’t forget your Garmins!!
Good luck 🙂 very much looking forward to hearing (well reading) all about it!
Good point, thanks for reminder.
Woohoo! Rest well.
I’ll be tuning in again soon !
MASSIVE positive vibes heading out from Vancouver right now….they should arrive JUST IN TIME for the start of your “ordeal…..nope, meant to type Adventure”! xoxoxo
Best of luck! Rooting for you on this side of the pond!
Oh god I can’t imagine the nerves! But you’re a PRO Shaz!!!! Go get em girl!!!! Can’t WAIT to hear all about it and how fab it was! Bet you a tenner you will commit to the next one on the day 🙂 xxx have fun and good luck xxx
Good luck – but I’m sure you won’t need luck. Go get ’em.
Ah best wishes! Hope that your blisters are healing! Looking forward to hearing all about it! 🙂
Everything crossed 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
Happy an awesome run dear Shaz xxx YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
Very best of luck, Shaz! Best bit of advice I got for when the going gets tough: Don’t think, run!
Has your “happy, happier, happiest” scale been made public? I assume you aren’t using the same one as for the half….because I think a sub 2 hour time here might be pushing it a little.
Can’t wait to hear how it went marathon buddy (two marathoners in two different places, on the same day!) I am sure you did great!