Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday. I'm under-trained. By a lot. I got injured over the summer and found myself almost 6 weeks off my plan, then school started and I just couldn't catch back up. So I find myself facing down 26.2 knowing full well that I may not finish. There is a decent chance that I don't "beat the bridge" and that's okay. It wasn't at first. I really wanted to beat my time from last year (a slow 6.5 hours), I wanted to run with my co-worker who is doing her first marathon, and I obviously wanted to represent my teams, both Team Running Strong and Fleet Feet Syracuse, well. That just wasn't in the cards though- so instead I'm going to have fun. I'll take it easy as I run, take pictures, high five spectators, cheer other runners on and if I beat the bridge, awesome, and if I don't, that's okay too. Hopefully I'll be able to get myself to the finish line to cheer on the rest of my team!
Instead of prepping really well for this weekend, instead we did this. 3 days before the race is the perfect time to try out some new breakfast foods, right?
We also signed up for our next big adventure- a Tough Mudder in June. It's going to be a completely different way to train (and eat.. we have to eat healthier), but I think it will be just what I need to get back into the swing of things. Plus who doesn't want to go run around in the mud for a few hours with your best friends?!