Monday, April 7, 2008

Marathon Musings

My little marathon counter over to the right there says 11 more days. Dang. Here's the thing, I trained SO hard up until about 3 weeks ago when I injured my knee. I'm not sure how my knee is now because I haven't ran on it. I tried right after my injury and it didn't go well. But I can't discount all that hard training I did before that so I'm gonna go ahead and give it a shot. I've been cross training (yay for Suzie's Boot Camp) for 3 weeks now and I hope that will somehow help me out. I'm just praying that my knee will somehow have had enough rest to get me through 26.2 miles without exploding and that my body is still trained enough to get me to the finish line. I will NOT get in the Shame Van (you know the van that picks up the people on the course who can't finish?) Anywho, I can be a pretty determined person when I have to be and if all else fails, hopefully my drive will get me through -and maybe an insane amount of ibuprofen. Wish me luck!

9 comments:

Cresta said...

You've trained SO hard! I think all your hard work will payoff! Good Luck!

Summer said...

Good luck with your marathon! I was doing so well until I got a stress fracture in my ankle. Now I can't get motivated anymore. No Pat's Run for me:( !

Jamie said...

Oh I do pray it works out for you. Good luck. Did you hear Jerry had her baby? Yesterday at 2pm weighing 7lbs 5oz. Her name is Elizabeth but they are calling her Elle. Just thought you'd like to know. All went well.

Kevin & Bethany said...

Good luck! Determination and drive can be great motivation.

T Goates said...

You can do it! I am so proud of you, I know the work that goes into this and fighting an injury just BITES! You go girl!!!

Heidi Ann said...

You go girl! It's not worth an exploded knee with 10 surgeries to follow!

Karolee said...

Wow. Only 6 days left now! I don't feel as prepared either, but I know we'll get through it just fine. So glad you are going to tough it out with me! It will be an adventure, right?! :)

MichelleY said...

Good luck!! I know you'll do great.

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