Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MARATHON WEEK! Are you there?

Who is EXCITED for Seattle Rock 'n Roll Marathon?  I am, I am! 

I can't believe it's already here.  Whats interesting (and I'm thankful for it) is that as MARATHON day gets nearer, I am getting less nervous and way more excited.  Nerves can really mess with you when things are so far in the future.  Time allows you to play things out in your head, worry, let your negativity get the best of you, question your ability too many times over.  As my marathon day gets closer I know it's going to happen and the reality is really starting to settle in!  I am READY, I am confident that I will cross that finish line, so Seattle Rock 'n Roll BRING IT ON!

Some of the things I am looking forward to:
  • Blogger Meet Up Dinner
  • The Expo
  • The starting line and seeing 28,000 people in one area
  • My Victory Lap
  • To bring closure to this LIFE CHANGING journey.
  • The AMAZING views of SEATTLE
  • Running with other runners
  • Seeing my friends/support crew at the halfway point
  • My dear friend running with me for the last half
  • The energy from 28,000 runners
  • The sun that WILL be shining, but the few clouds that will give me shade (PLEASE GOD)
  • To FULFILL A lifelong DREAM!
  • To finish and see my FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
  • To sport my Foil blanket after I finish...nothing says Marathoner like a Foil Blanket
  • To be able to focus on something other than my marathon (it has kind of consumed my life or at least my mind)
  • To continue to INSPIRE others.
  • To think about my NEXT Marathon...
I got my FIRST Sweaty Band and I am sporting that cuteness in my picture.  Don't you love it?  I see more of these in my future.

Today will be my last training run.  Can you believe that?  I can't. Time to relax, sleep and eat some carbs. 

Thanks for all of your great advice and support.  The community through Bloggy World is way more than I ever expected.  I started this blog to journal this journey to my first marathon and never expected that I would find such great friendships.  Part of my excitement for this weekend is meeting some of you.  I hope to meet more of you in the future. 

Running becomes way more than you ever expect and I'm VERY grateful for that.

9 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Jill, you are going to do so great! I'm so excited to hear how it goes! Love that sweaty band. I am wearing one right now. In fact, I wear one everyday!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Jill I LOVE THIS!! I still remember how excited you were for your first Half and now look at you. Confident, prepared and STRONG!

I am sooo PUMPED to be there at the Finish line and give you a stinky VICTORY hug!

Dreams do come true, especially when you work hard and make them come true.

HUGS!!

Stay Calm and relaxed it helps soooo much!

Jen said...

I'm so excited for you! There is nothing like a first marathon and the great feeling of accomplishment that comes from it. I loved your comment on your last post about wondering what else you could do. I honestly felt like I could do anything when I crossed that finish line. It's helped me do other hard things that I didn't think I'd ever be able to do as well and not just physical things. There's a great power in the marathon that is hard to put into words. Have a great rest of the week and good luck! I'll be thinking of you!

Tricia said...

love the pic

love the attitude

love the confidence

youre going to rock it :)

Bethany + Ryan said...

YAY! the week you have been waiting for has arrived! :-) sounds like you're ready to go! :-)

Madison M. said...

YAYAYAYAYAYA FOR SEATTLE!! WOOHOO... I'm soo soo soo excited! I need to be getting to bed cause my plane leaves at 630am and i have to be at the airport at 430 but I'm anxious and excited!! Can't wait to take it all in for Marathon # 1!! WHOOHOOO!!!!

Jill said...

Good luck!!! Have a blast, enjoy every second, and smile at every mile!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Ah!!! Soak it all in! The experience will be amazing!! When one woman yelled at me aroudn mile 22 "Today you will become a marathoner!" I swelled with pride!! I can't wait for you to feel that too!!!!

Bridget said...

Have a blast GRRRRRRRRRRLLLL -- remember to take it all in and ENJOY.. xo Bridge

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