I think I’m going to vomit.
2014 hasn’t panned out to be the year of great running for me, so I’m approaching this race the same way I did the Nike Half back in April: just don’t completely give up and throw in the towel and you’ll be fine. I’m hoping to actually return to some old style runs, where I have a good time and actually enjoy myself and the crowds and give out high fives to everyone and just hope no one has Ebola. Today and tomorrow the focus is on eating well, sleeping a lot, and trying to drink as much water as possible. This is proving harder than I anticipated because I’ve been feeling sick the last couple weeks, having a series of migraines, and am currently disinterested in food. I don’t even want pasta, you guys, that’s how you know it’s bad. On top of that, this is the last week of the rowing season and I just can’t bring myself to miss practice in the morning even though it’s been harder workouts and I could probably use the extra sleep. Did I mention the sunrises have been beautiful? They have.
Friday I’m finishing my 9+1 credit to qualify for the 2015 NYC Marathon by volunteering as a media greeter from 9 am to 3 pm at the expo. I know it’s insane to volunteer to get guaranteed entry to a race that I’m not even really excited about running right now, but it’s like getting all the holes on your frequent buyer card punched and then not getting the free cookie. You just have to do it for the sake of completion. Plus, I have this sinking feeling that I’m going to run it and love it and really want to do it next year even though it’s the day after my sister’s wedding, so just in case…
I really don’t want to spend a lot of time at the expo (aside from my 6 hours as a volunteer). I haven’t seen a list of vendors, which is great because I am in no place to be spending a lot of money on anything right now since Disney just approved my buying resale DVC points. Plus, I need more race shirts like I need another hole in my head.
Up tomorrow: The race outfit that is completely not suitable for the current weather forecast!