In a recent blog post, someone whose blog I follow was referencing her marathon training with the saying "the hay is in the barn", meaning that the training is done and all that's left to do is run your race. Turns out, we're both going to be running the very same marathon (Keybank Vermont City Marathon - Burlington, VT) this coming Sunday.
In my case, as far as my "training" is concerned, I'll go with "the fertilizer is in the shed". I sanitized the last phrase for your protection. My training cycle......well, it never really got off the ground. The good news is....I'm rested.........the bad news is.......I'm rested from LACK OF RUNNING. #fail
Any expectations, any hopes of a particular time......all out the window now. I'm going to find a slow pace group and hang on for dear life.
The expected weather.......looks CRAPPY. rain....wind......and temps MAYBE hitting 50. Perfect......my 4th marathon with crappy weather. At least it's not going to be hot like Boston last April!
My foot.....who the hell knows? I might be fine, or I might start running and fall over. I'm honestly not going to know until the gun goes off Sunday morning. Great.....gives me LOTS of confidence.
Part of me just wants to drive up to Vermont with my wife and enjoy a weekend away......take the DNS and move on..........but there's that other side of me that says unless I'm in a hospital bed, I'm running. I feel like this is an internal argument I'm going to be having right up until the gun goes off.
So that's it......face it, when it comes to where I'm at so far in 2013, I'm depressed. Definitely not turning out as I'd planned.
But who knows? I might have a great time on Sunday and surprise myself........could happen!
So wish me luck......my dear friends whom I've never met. Think I'll need your support......
P.S. for those following along at home, I'm runner #3205