So the second marathon of my life is only 11 days away. I can’t believe that it is that close. When I started officially training this year it seemed so very far away, but in a blink of an eye it’s here again.
This year is a little different. This year I’ve run a ton of long runs in my life and I have completed an official marathon. Last year, I’d run the long runs of my training plan, but I’d never run a race over 6.2 miles and that race had seemed like a marathon to me at the time. I had no idea what to expect.
Last year my husband played me Tina Turner’s song “Simply the Best” while driving me to the TeamFox bus at the wee hour of 5am and that became my anthem for the day. I sang that song over and over to myself during the race and it helped me stay positive even when my legs wanted to quit.
This year, I’ve found my theme song a little earlier. I’m sure I’ll sing “Simply the Best” to myself again, but I think this one is the song for me this year. Gotta love the Muppets!
On a different note- I will pass my $5000 TeamFox fundraising goal on Monday, October 31 thanks to a generous recurring gift from my friend Melissa! Happy Halloween!