I’m sensing the start of a series. I am in week 14 of marathon training…just shy of 4 weeks from the big event. I have progressed from perky to determined, from determined to lethargic, from lethargic to antagonistic. (Sidenote: This progression may be summarized as “yay, ok, zzz, boo!”) But now, with three months behind me and only one teeny, tiny calendar page in front of me…I think I can do this. I mean, sure, there’s the very real possibility that I could bonk horribly, or cramp up and fall off a bridge, or just plain get tired of all the stinkin’ running.
If none of these come to pass, however, there is an equally real possibility that in 27 days I will be the proud owner of a Finisher’s Medal. (Sidenote: And because I’m starring in my own reality, and not on a reality show where they care more about getting a “great shot” than integrity or honesty, that medal will be 100% earned. Boy, I am still teed off about that.)
And I have to admit, that’s a pretty neat feeling. Probably not as neat as the feeling of actually being DONE with the thing, but I’m enjoying it nonetheless.
I’m also eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new singlet. Yes, I bought a new singlet. Yes, just for the marathon. Yes, I feel really wasteful. The rationale here is minimizing discomfort. My typical racing top is spandex, and I’ve been thinking that something lighter and looser would be more comfortable for the big race, particularly at the end of April when it may very well be on the “warm” side for marathoning. Marathoning? Sure, it can be a verb. Megan marathonned her way right back into shape. See?
So, dryfit it is. I think it will match my grey/green shorts, and I hope it will fit! I ordered it online, and I’m on the border between two sizes. It’s definitely cute, which is a plus…and definitely not pink, which is always preferable (for this runner).
What I am most looking forward to, however, is for this week to be over. Our second 20-mile long run is this weekend, and you know what happens after that? It’s all about tapering, my friend. Now there’s something to look forward to!