San Diego on My Mind
OK, let me rephrase that... I can't get San Diego *off* my mind. This marathon has taken over my life.
In just over 2 weeks, I'll get on an airplane to fly to San Diego for the Rock n Roll Marathon. On Sunday, June 5th, I will run my second marathon.
I feel ridiculously prepared. Confident. But then some nasty thoughts crept in today... I felt really really prepared for my first marathon, and it all went wrong. But I learned some lessons, right? I definitely learned the nutrition lesson. The other lesson... well, I'm not going to dwell on it, because I'm throwing it out the window. My priorities have changed. I don't just want this:
I want the runner's high. Not just the "I did it!" But the "I gave it everything." I know that puts me at risk for failure... but to be honest, I've spent a lot of hours thinking about it, and I don't care. I'm not afraid of failing. I truly want to go out there and put it all on the line. Everyone who has raced with me knows that come race day, I have an uncontrollable urge to "race", not just run. And I'm not racing anyone but myself... challenging my own capabilities. And sometimes I fail at it, and other times I shine at it. But I absolutely love knowing I had nothing left to give. Come race day on June 5th, I will have three thoughts in my head...
1. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." -Prefontaine
2. "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -T.S.Eliot
3. "You've. Freakin. Got. This." -EMZ
With all that said... I need some advice... while I travelled for the Princess Half, I had about a week to acclimate... it was also a half, which is a very different beast to me than a full. I'm worried about things like the time change. Being stuck with restaurant food that isn't my "norm" right before a big race. Things like that. I fly in on Friday for the Sunday race. Any advice you have, please leave a comment!!!