With only three weeks left until the marathon the nerves are starting to come in to play. The odd part is that I'm not to worried about my diabetes, I have done almost everything you can do with diabetes so the nerves have left. I know that I will need extra supplies but the day of the race I just need to make sure my pump is functioning properly. The blood sugar side of things I can not control until the day of the race, I will continue to keep very tight control as the marathon gets closer so I'm at my best blood sugar wise.
This may sound weird but I'm very worried about the running side of things. I went on a three mile run last night to test my knee and everything went smoothly. I'm still worried however, I'm worried about going out to fast and not having anything in the tank to be able to finish. I'm worried about not finishing, I shouldn't be though. I have worked my butt off to get in shape to run a marathon and finishing will not be a problem. I'm worried about the unknown the most however, I don't know how I will react to running with 40,000 other runners, I don't know how I will react to the 50,000 people lining the marathon route. I can go on millions of training runs and I can never recreate that.
My plan is to do some breathing exercises leading up to the marathon, I have used these exercises before races and they have helped tremendously. I need to be able to go in to my own little world on race day. Looking ahead I know that I will not remember the first two to three miles, the truth is that I don't want to remember them. I want to me in my zone and just focusing on keeping my heart rate down and my pace where it should be. I feel bad for Leanne, these next three weeks are going to be interesting. Bad blood sugars and bad runs are going to add to the stress level. I plan on trying my hardest to relax and enjoy the trip but I can
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