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I love running 10 miles. On the treadmill or outside, it has become on of my favorite distances. I feel tired when I am done, but a good tired. Not an I-want-to-die tired. And I am not sore after 10 miles. As we all learned a few weeks ago, I can't say the same after 20 miles. So yes, I ran my scheduled 10 miles last night. And it was great. I made sure they were easy miles (which is easy to do on the treadmill and also one its few benefits); and I am also happy to report a pain-free leg. So now the countdown really begins. (My tummy did a flop just typing that.)

My marathon is Saturday, THIS Saturday. Saturday, September 19th.

I spent the morning printing out driving directions and re-reading the race info. I have started lists of things to pack (for the entire family since we're staying at a hotel the night before so I don't have to drive over 2 hours the morning of), things to remember (wrap sore toe, Glide above boobs, etc.) and things to do (charge Garmin, iPod playlist, etc.). The marathon checklists are growing by the hour...


  1. It is exciting! I remember feeling your anticipation/excitement for my first fact I still feel that way before a race, only I KNOW what it will be like. You will do great. Have fun! And good luck!

  2. I enjoy 10-mile runs too. It's JUST right. We should call it the "Goldilocks" distance. :-)

    I'm traveling to Dallas in a few days so I won't be checked blogs for a while, but GO GET 'EM, Sister! You're gonna do great!

  3. Making a list and checking it TWICE..LOL!! You will be great, I was a nervous ball of energy...strike that I was a nervous ball of nerves before my Marathon... I am so excited for you!! Hey have your shorts come? I hope they fit OK...they run a little small..

    I am going to be posting my Race Mistakes this week so that others can learn from my Rookie mess-ups..

  4. You are going to do FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! Good luck girl! Can't wait for the recap!!!

  5. Wow, less than a week? How exciting!! I'd probably have a list going too. Glad the 10 miles went well. Can't wait to read the race report from your marathon!

  6. Ooh, less than a week left - how exciting! Go out there and rock it, girl! Remember to look around and enjoy the moments and HAVE FUN. Can't wait to hear all about it afterward!

  7. OOOHHHHH I am soooooooo excited for you! I cannot wait for the post race report! You are going to totally rock this marathon! I can't even imagine how many feelings you have inside right now! Be strong, believe in yourself and know that you can do this!! I will be cheering you on from afar!!!

  8. Soooo close! I'm so excited for you! I'm sure you'll do great!

  9. Oh my gosh!! I am so excited and pumped for you... I will add you to my prayer list and be cheering you on Saturday morning :) You are going to do great. You have got it in the bag. Can't wait to hear your post race report!

  10. Sending you all my best thoughts for an amazing marathon experience!

    Having your family there is a big deal and I am sure that they are all very proud of you.

    Looking forward to reading your race report.

    All the best!


  11. good luck tomorrow!!! just let all of your training and adrenaline take over to carry you the distance!!

  12. Good luck at the marathon tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the report afterwards!

  13. A little late, but I hope your marathon goes as planned - Good Luck!


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