10 December 2005

Just one more post today.

I can't take a nap because then I won't sleep tonight so I have to keep myself busy.

We went to the marathon expo and guess who we saw there??

Evangaline Lilly, Kate from Lost. That's one of my favorite shows but the line to see her was way too long so I just took a photo.

Then I picked up my packet:

My blurry championchip..

And my race number.

It's official, I'm doing a marathon. I was ruminating today on how these things; marathons, ironman, whatever; take on a life of their own and become all encompassing. For the last 2 weeks or so, and definetly for the last week, this is all I've thought about. What to wear, what to eat, when I'm going to do what, how will I do it. God, I'll be glad when this is over tomorrow!! These events become these watershed moments in your life. I found myself saying a number of times today, "Well, once the marathon is over...." like my life was going to change somehow. Oh well, what can I say, I'm a very deep thinker (NOT!!! ; )

I believe I am ready for tomorrow. I have my chip on my shoe, my number on my shirt, my iPod loaded, my drinks ready, my nutrition ready, I really can't think of anything else. I guess I'd better go walk the dogs because I don't think they'll be getting a walk tomorrow. Oh yeah, I'm trying to determine if it's feasible to bring my Palm since I don't have a camera phone. I can take pictures with that if I can figure out a way to carry it.

For the rest of the night; I'm going to take life like this guy:

Just kick back and relax.


Nancy Toby said...

We're cheering for you! I imagine you're on the course RIGHT NOW! Yay!

Nancy Toby said...

Woo, I just checked the results, and YOU DID IT! Hooray!! :-) Congratulations, enjoy your medal! Looking forward to that race report!

PuddyRat said...

YEEEHAAAWWW!!! Congratulations! You did it. You finished a marathon! Way to go.

Relax now, don't worry about points for the next few days as you re-hydrate and nourish your body. Time enough to get back on track next week.

Show us the medal!

PuddyRat said...

BTW, my favorite show is also Lost. I was disappointed when last week was a repeat.

I think I've recovered

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