Here we are in Bethlehem PA (near Allentown) about to go down to breakfast and prepare for our day and get ready for the Lehigh Valley Marathon tomorrow.
We have a fun day ahead of eating, picking up our race bibs, eating, watching football, eating… you get the point here.
My thoughts on tomorrows race. Overall very positive. I haven’t run much over the past week, 6 miles in all. So my body feels much better and happier. My only issue, and one of the reasons I haven’t run, is the top of my left foot where I tie my shoe is still hurting. I’m sure I could run on it, but I am pretty sure it will impact my performance. Nothing I can do about it now.
I am so excited. Tomorrow at this time the race will be starting and I will be on another leg of my journey.
I am excited for TJ also. He has trained so hard, averaging 70 – 80 miles a week. He will do fantastic.
So away we go. I’ll post some updates throughout the day and tomorrow as I can. Unfortunately I got a rental car for the trip and no one under 25 can drive it. I’m the only one over 24 on this trip. So after the marathon, we head back to the hotel and pack the car and I drive 3 hours to my mom’s.
Needless to say, I’ll try to post after I finish, but I imagine it will be a one liner. Lord willing I’ll be done between 10:30 and 11:00 Eastern.
One again, and I never say this enough, THANK YOU for taking part in my journey. I honestly know I would not be this ready if it weren’t for all your help and encouragement.
I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow: enjoy the build up (and the food) today: go out there, and have fun! 😀
I’m really looking forward to it (and hangin’ with my boys). Thank you!!!
You’ll be tempted to spend time walking around and seeing everything. Know when to get off your feet and save your legs.
Great advice. I guess I’ll have to spend the day lying around and watching football! I love running. 🙂
Enjoy the whole adventure!
Thanks! So far so good! 🙂
Wow, I’m impressed with TJ’s mileage. Oh to be young enough to do that sort of training without messing up my foot.
I wish you a joyous, momentous run!
Ha. I’m right there with you. To be young again…
Rock it tomorrow! If it ever gets tough, remember you’re doing what you love doing!
Very true. Great advice. Thanks!
Waiting, waiting waiting for an update. Sending you strength and energy this morning!
Thank you. I need all the strength and energy I can get. 🙂
Just remember when you hear the crowd cheering tomorrow that there are more of us across the country cheering you both on. You have made an awesome transformation to get to this point, and you’re an inspiration.
That is so nice!!! Thank you!!!
I was praying for you this morning on my long run. You will be strong and healthy! Enjoy it tomorrow, you deserve it!
Thank you!!! That means a lot to me. I’m eternally grateful.
Definitely will be thinking about you tomorrow. Channel all that excitement into running energy!
Thanks! I will do my best. I just hope I can sleep tonight!!!
Good Luck! You have been a great inspiration. I hope you do well and have a safe trip back.
Thank you! I hope you are better!!!
Best of luck! You will do GREAT!!!! Remember-the race is the easy part. Think of how much you had to do just to get there! Enjoy it!!
Wow, thank you so much!!! I want to enjoy it, but right now I’m just nervous!! I’ll settle down in a bit. Heading out at 5:30 for the race. I can’t wait!!! Hey, and it should be cooler then Alabama or Texas!!!! 🙂