40 in 40: #35
I’m waking up at 5:30am tomorrow morning.
Going to eat an energy bar, drink some coffee and drink a little gatorade.
Strap on my lucky running shoes.
Then drive downtown with my cousin, John, and run 26.2 miles.
And right now there isn’t a single thing that I can do to help me run better or faster tomorrow.
As my friend Dan said yesterday, “The hay is in the barn.”
I can prepare as much as possible for things in life but at some point with almost everything you have to let go, do your best and accept the outcome: good, bad, or ugly.
I’ve never run a marathon before. The longest I’ve ever run before is 20 miles.
And there is a lot of question marks about those last 6.2 miles:
- Can I do it?
- Will my body seize up and force me to stop?
- Do I have the will to endure serious pain to make it to the finish?
- Will it take me forever?
- Will I not be able to walk for 2 weeks afterwards?
I don’t have the answers to any of these questions, but I will in about 15 hours.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
For tonight, here’s the thing:
I can’t do anything else to get ready at this point. All I can do is show up and do my best.
I’m going to sleep well tonight.
Keep moving forward,