Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Final training report, and then off I go.

This is taper week. Only a few short runs. Good thing, as I've been sick with a sore throat and achiness. Of course! I think I turned the corner today after spending much of this week doping up on vitamin C, spinach, and Odwallas.

I'm so excited for Boston that I get a shivery thrill just thinking of it all. Reuniting with my good friend at the airport! A weekend in the city! Dinner out! Hotel! And then the run! The forecast is fantastic: sunny days and 70 degrees (shoot, did I just jinx it?. is that how you spell jinx?!)

The latest race update online says that the half marathon has 6,000 runners signed up. That's good, because if I worked THIS hard (I ran 170 miles in the last 3 months) to train for something, I expect a lot of pomp and circumstance. I expect live music, huge banners, free stuff, maybe a gospel choir and some fireworks at the starting line, perhaps the Blue Angels will buzz overhead? Is that too much to ask? I do know they will give me a medal around my neck at the finish line. I'll take it proudly, yes sir. Assuming everything will go okay. And I AM assuming that everything will be great. I'll feel all better and I'll wake up with strength and enthusiasm for the miles ahead.

Wish me luck!

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

godspeed, my dear!

Leigh said...

Run like the wind...and enjoy every moment!!!

Kara said...

you are a machine!!! Good luck!!! Love ya

Frederique said...

Bonne Chance...

Amanda said...

Good Luck, Emily! I can't wait to hear about your race.

Amanda
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Tiercy said...

you forgot to include the Red Carpet, pre-race interviews, the blimp, and fan club. Don't worry, I've arranged all those for you. I am so excited for your race. Post, post, post when you get back!!!