Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tomorrow morning I will run a marathon.

Tomorrow is the day.  I feel as prepared as I am going to be.  I have trained and I am probably in the best shape of my life.  

There will be no fanfare, no cheering celebrities, no dancing bears; just a man, his shoes and the road.  All that separates me from this milestone is 26.3 miles.  

I shall awake at 5:00 and will attempt to be done by 8:30 - 9:00.  My plan is to run the entire way, but we will see how my body holds up.  Weather also seems to becoming an issue, but I figure better rain than heat.  

I have measured my route carefully to ensure that I will in fact, run 26.3 miles.  I believe my measurements are spot on.

I will have the key to our ward building, which I will be running by every 3 miles in case I need to use the restroom.  On my final lap, I will call Cathi and let her know I will be home soon.  Apparently, a few neighbors are planning on coming out to welcome me home.  

If I have enough strength, I will blog about this journey tomorrow.  Wish me good luck!  No, no, pray for me!



Lori said...

Abe, this post is totally reminding me of an episode of "The Office"....
Good Luck on your run!

Tammy said...

Good Luck Abe!!! You can do it!

Esther said...

Good luck! Be sure to wear band aids on your nipples.

CaraDee said...

I remember when I was younger, my brother started running. He told me marathoners wore diapers during the race. Which brand will you be sporting? ha

Good Luck!

Jana Banana said...

We are waiting to hear how it went! We are thinking about you right now and hope you were able to finish!!
Love ya!
Ike and Jana

Tammy said...

Abe - this is pretty sucky weather for your marathon. I hope you made it!

Eric said...

So how did you do? I can't wait to hear. Running a marathon is hard enough with the cheering crowds and dancing bear and medal at the end. I don't think I could make it without all that.