Friday, October 12, 2012
Here Comes The Boom!
Thank you to everyone who has followed and commented on my training for Project 3:09! Your comments are always motivating and encouraging, and I draw from them when the going gets a little tough. Some have asked why I chose the name Project 3:09. It's not a Bible verse or anything (although it would be cool if I could find one that applied). It was simply from the fact that for a long time I've wanted to set my marathon PR at 3:0"something". Currently it's 3:20:03. Yes doubters ... I'm well aware that it's 11 minutes off of my fastest marathon ever. But PLEEEEEEASE tell me I can't ... or I'm too old ... or I'm not good enough.
To be honest, I'm 50% confident ... but 50% scared to death! The familiar questions about my ability and doubts about conditioning are bouncing around in my head and making my stomach do flips, but I can promise you this ...
I WILL attack the course on Sunday.
I WILL trust the 100 mile weeks and grueling two-a-day speed training.
I WILL experience pain - but I'm stronger than anything it has to offer.
I WILL be intently focused on everything I have worked for.
I WILL NOT quit or back down.
I WILL finish the race knowing it took my best shot ... and it WILL be good enough!
And I WILL ... be great today!