Usually by Wednesday before a marathon I'm one of two things ...
1) Really confident-slash-border line cocky (leave me alone, it's how I trick my old body into thinking it still has it)
2) Really nervous-slash-unsure if I can meet the pace I have planned out for the race.
But for the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon this Saturday, let me introduce another scenario ...
3) Out of shape-slash-worried I can't get through it-slash-10 pounds overweight-slash-worried I can't get through it!
I know ... yes, I can probably get through it ... but it IS gonna hurt like a banshee! All I've ran for the past few weeks are short races. Plus my training has really dropped off, while my poor diet has really increased ... wonderful combo for success! But the cool thing is I get to run this race with my friend Bobby from North Carolina. We met at the Myrtle Beach earlier this year and later ran part of the Little Rock Marathon together. Plus, we both played in our fantasy baseball league this year - so it will be cool to see him again! Hopefully I won't slow him down with all my walking and moaning from the pain!
Hope your week is going well!
... be great today!