I apologize but this blog post is kind of a rant. I'm ready for the marathon to be here, I'm past the nerves and not thinking I will be able to finish. I'm not worried about the crowds or if I will have everything that I need to run the race. The truth is that I'm exhausted mentally and my body hates me. Mentally I've ran the marathon gauntlet, I have worried so much about the little things that I'm fried, I have run the race mentally hundreds of times already. I know to take it easy until mile twenty, I know that I need to stay hydrated as I run, I know that I want to be at 28 minutes at the first 5k, I know that my half marathon time needs to be around two hours. It is nice to receive emails from the NYRR about the marathon but they are making me more nervous about the race. The latest email is pictured, again a great email but it gets my brain working and makes me go over my checklist again for the millionth time.
My body is mad at me, I don't know how many miles or hours I have logged running this year but it is more than my body has ever done before. I'm not going to lye my body is sore, I have back pain, my legs take longer to get loose and my shoulder is tight. Other than that I'm good, this may sound weird but I will have no problem running the marathon itself, my body just needs time off once I finish.
The only thing that I'm not sick of is the diabetes side of running, that is always a shot in the dark. I believe I have the perfect setup before each and every run but sometimes a low will sneak up on me. I'm happy that for the past two weeks I have left for runs around 160 and when I finish I have been around 100. These are only five to seven mile runs but I feel like I'm in control as the marathon approaches.
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