WOW! It’s hard to believe that race day is FAST approaching!
I have been through marathon training 3 other times now and I still feel the same way as I did the first time…TAPERING IS HARD!!! So many emotions, worries, doubts and phantom pains run through my mind. I need to focus on the positivity and not let nerves get the best of me. I am happy to say, I remained injury free during the last 5 months of training…not even sore toe nails. 🙂 I have put in the time and training, now its up to my body to show up on race day.
One week ago, my Aunt Deb Ernst passed away from cancer. She battled her sickness for over 2.5 years. She never let it slow her down or did she ever show her pain. She believed in herself and knew if she was strong and brave, she could live her life to the fullest…AND SHE DEFINETLEY DID THAT!!! Cancer never slowed her down! Deb has inspired me to be the athlete I am today and I want to show her that on marathon day. My 26.2 miles will be dedicated to her and when times get tough and I think I cant go another mile, I am going to use the mantra #WWDD—-“What Would Debbie Do.”
Lets all take this next week to visualize the finish line and trust in the training we have put in!
I will see all you runners at the start line!