My taper is coming to a close as the starting gun will go off in less than 48 hours. I am excited to go to the race expo tomorrow to get my shirt & bib and hopefully some free samples! A great explanation that explains how one feels during the taper stage is here. Especially the psyche yourself out part. I think I could gold medal in that sport at the Olympics.
Fortunately i have my band of cheerleaders that I have lured there with the promise of a beer at the finish line.
Here is a photo montage of my previous marathons:
#4: Caitlin (cousin-in-law) & I at the post-finish @ the Disney Marathon Jan 2008
#3: My aunt Jackie helping me put warm clothes on post finish @ the Boston Marathon April 2007
#2: 200m away from finishing the Chicago Marathon October 2006 (I'm the little speck in the white top & black shorts with my arms up)
#1: No picture of my first marathon. That's kind of sad. Madison May 2002. Yes. It was that awful that it took me 4 years to muster up the gumption to want to try it again. :)