Look at my little countdown thingy up there. 17 hours!!!!! Holy cow...it came fast. I've had little butterflies in my stomach all day. I'm trying really hard not to psyche myself out. Because I really am excited!
By this time tomorrow, I will, hopefully, just be finishing running my first marathon!
It's exciting. Tomorrow I am doing something that a year ago, I never thought I could ever accomplish in this lifetime! It's kind of exhilarating knowing what I'm about to do.
My wonderful loving supportive husband, who is the awesomest in the whole world gave me a gift certificate for a massage for Mother's Day, so after I run, I'm going to get a massage.
Isn't he the greatest? He willingly, without complaining, keeps the kids ALL weekend every weekend for me to run. He takes them with him to go play flag football with the boys on Saturday morning, (which the kids love because they get to play at the park). He's bringing them to the finish line tomorrow to watch me run (after taking TJ to his little baseball/T-ball practice in the morning) and then he'll watch them again while I go pamper myself.
I don't know what I'd do without him. He is seriously so amazing, and wonderful and I just love him soooo much!!!! Mu-wah! (That's me blowing kisses to Clint)
p.s. If you're wondering where all this mushy love junk is coming from, it's because I finally started reading Twilight, the silly teen romance about vampires. But I'm so into it. I know, I'm the last person on the planet to read it.
Anyway, I recently found a book of poems I wrote in high school. I used to write poems all the time...I think to vent, and to get my feelings out when I was frustrated. Kind of like my blogging in the 90's, (only I never showed them to anyone). Anyway, I found this one poem, I want to share with you. It's interesting because I was never much of a runner in high school, so I don't know quite where in my subconscious it came from. But, oh well. Here it is.
A door swings open, exposing nature’s ingredients
A strong gush of wind is blown into a mess of hair
Piled up into a ponytail on top of a head.
Two feet step swiftly down cemented stairs
And, reaching the bottom,
Bounce into a monotonous rhythmic step.
The steps grow quicker, closer together,
Moving gracefully, pounding on the cold, rocky pavement
Tall towers of green, little figures full of laughter
Are left behind in the dust of the quickening feet
A corner is turned, the winds change directions
The feet move faster, the steps pound harder.
A sharp pain arises in the stomach,
Muscles threaten to retire as they stretch further.
A bead of sweat, very sticky, trickles down a cheek.
Tremendous heat and fatigue threaten
To over take the body.
The wind slowly dies away
The steps grow softer, slower, heavier.
Feet drag slowly across the cement
Five steps to climb, muscles writhe in agony.
A door swings open, and satisfaction is accomplished.
And here it is...my random 10 list. I'm cheating a little bit, because I downloaded a bunch of pump me up songs for my race tomorrow.
1. Theme from "Chariots of Fire" - Electronix
2. Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen
3. We Are the Champions - Queen
4. Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
5. Bicycle Race - Queen
6. Photograph - Nickleback
7. Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi
8. Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
9. Apologize - Timbaland
10. The Unforgiven - Metallica
Jump - Van Halen