One week to go and so many thoughts...
I'm nervous and excited.
I'm feeling unprepared, but know I'll make it. (I'm accepting the fact that I have once again been terrible at training.)
I'm panicking at the amount of fundraising I still have to do. (Feel free to support Mass Eye and Ear!)
I'm nervous that my old injuries will act up.
I'm nervous that I will fail.
BUT, I'm super excited to experience the Boston course and the excitement of the crowds.
While also nervous about the crowds at the same time.
But still excited. It's very confusing!
I have my last "long run" today and I haven't run in 10 days, haven't worked out in 7. How's THAT for quality training?!
I've started stalking the Weather Channel app to prepare myself because being in New England it could be a blizzard like it was 2 weeks ago, monsoons like it was last week, or 80 like it's going to be this week. You just never know in April! After seeing kind of warm temps in the forecast I decided I need to try some new hydration methods so I don't die.
Tailwind purchased. I'm really excited to try it after reading a review that was basically exactly what I experience. After a lot of runs I get a headache all day, especially in the summer or if I run a race where I push myself really hard. I drink at every water stop and dump lots of water on myself to try to keep cool, but I usually end up with a headache. I'm hoping this will help me out! Review to come...
Next dilemma: How do I carry my food and drinks?
My first marathon was COLD so I wasn't worried about bringing my own hydration as much as I am for Boston. I also ate pretty much nothing. I think the only thing I ate was 2 Honey Stinger gummies and a few pieces of Halloween candy that little kids gave me while I was running by. I wore a tiny fuel belt that barely fits more than my phone. (Oh yeah! I'm creating a playlist based on suggestions from people who donate $26.20 to my charity. I never run with music! Need to figure out how to run with headphones and how to carry my phone in a good way.)
Lately I've been eating LaraBar Bites on my runs. How do I carry those with me without pockets, a big fuel belt, or a Camelbak? How do I carry my new Tailwind? Time to read the BAA website repeatedly and search for old fuel belts I haven't used in a while.
Can you tell I'm feeling unprepared?
I suppose I should stop worrying, researching, and overthinking and get ready for my last long run!
I'll take all the well wishes I can get, because I'm starting to really freak out here >_<
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Thank you so much for all of the donations so far! I still have a long way to go to reach my fundraising goal for Mass Eye and Ear though! Any and all donations are a HUGE help :) 8 days until Boston!
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance