Thursday, December 4, 2008

Two more days...

It's my blog and I'll obsess if I want to, obsess if I want to, obsess if I waaanttt to (come on, you know the song)

I run my very first Marathon on Saturday - the big day is finally here and I am paranoid something will go wrong (ie stomach issues during the race) No I've never had any issues during my runs, but there's a first time for everything. :)

Ok, so I am obsessing. (don't say I didn't warn you - see song above) I am excited, nervous, pumped, terrified...oh and any other adjective you want to throw in there for good measure. I've been psyching myself up for Saturdays run all week long. You know, trying to read the motivational quotes:

“Faith is born of definiteness of purpose operating in a positive mental attitude.”

"Let nothing dim the light that shines from within."

“It’s not the fittest who survive, nor the most intelligent, but those who can best adapt to their environment.”

Suffice it to say I can continue on with little gems like this for days, but despite this I am nervous as all get out! This has been a vision for me for over a year - back when I got pregnant with Little Miss I had the brilliant plan to run the St. Jude Marathon. It didn't work out so well (because I was due with Little Miss on the date of last years race) but as soon as I could start running again I did.

There were days when I started running I never thought I would be able to go over just a few miles. There were days when I could run a few miles, that 12 or 15 seemed unbelievably long. Then there are those days that 20+ miles passed me by and cloud nine was my new home. These are the moments that I'm holding onto, this is what I've run all these long months and countless hours for, the moments where I dragged my sorry butt out of bed at 0'dark thirty, leaving the comfort of my warm bed only to face the cold so my feet could pound out a few more miles before my family got up.

I've worked for it and I have no doubt I will achieve my end result...but it doesn't stop the obsessing until its over. So.....

It's my blog and I'll obsess if I want to, obsess if I want to, la la la la la la la

Do you obsess over stuff too?


A Buns Life said...

I'm so nervous and EXCITED for you!! You are going to DO IT!! I just know it!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

yeah for you! i'm so excited for you...and realizing that there is no stinking way i could do that right now. maybe running more than a mile at a time would be good, huh? ha!

Kimmylyn said...

I know you can do this.. I am just sooo excited to hear you talk about how you kicked this marathons butt!!

the cubicle's backporch said...

I'm nervous just reading about you running the race!! But you've been running like crazy so this is your "I did it" moment! I'll expect a full recount of how things go! (And names of anybody who tries to trip you or something!)

Good luck!

krissy said...

You Go Tigress.

I can't run to the mailbox. I suck. But so don't suck. I'm so proud of you.


Kellan said...


Take care - Kellan

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I obsess over stuff all the time. That's just how I roll. ha ha
Best of luck to you Saturday!

tootie said...

I'm excited for you! You're going to do awesome! I can't wait to hear all about it :)