In less than 2 weeks, I will toe the line at the New York City Marathon!! I am really excited but also a little scared. My training was interrupted while dealing with the loss of my mom and those fears of not being ready are there. When I think of it they are there before every race. My goal for NYC is not to set a personal record, but to savor and enjoy every painful minute of the experience. The NYC marathon is one of the toughest to get into. Over 100,000 enter, only 43,000 get in. I feel blessed for the opportunity to run. Who knows if the chance will come again?
I will run this race in memory/honor of my mom. She was there both times my sister ran the NYC marathon and so wanted to be there to watch me. She was so excited when I got in. I ordered a special shirt to wear with her photo on it. I know she will be lending me her angel wings when it gets tough (which I hope is no earlier than mile 22 ;-) )
At this point my training is what it is. Now I just need to pray for good weather.