As Ready As I’m Gonna Be
Chicago Marathon race weekend is finally here! (Or, I can’t believe it’s race weekend already! Both sentiments are true.)
Everyone: “Are you ready?”
Me: “As ready as I’m gonna be.”
I’ve done all the work, and with the exception of loading my playlist onto my iPod, packing my race day bag and pinning on my bib number, there’s nothing else I can physically do to get ready. So now I concentrate on my mental state, which this week could be described as distracted, nervous and unbelievably excited.
I’m trying to follow my own advice and not panic about the weather (latest forecast for Sunday: sunny with a high of 78) and instead do what I can to combat it by hydrating, loading up on sunscreen and staying positive. I’m coordinating with spectators (FYI, I’ll be wearing the Sugoi shirt and shorts I raved about a few weeks ago, so look for my pinkness!). And I’m watching videos like this one that simultaneously get me pumped up and teared up.
Tonight, I’ll watch “The Spirit of the Marathon” (free on Hulu!) and go to bed early. Tomorrow, I’ll hit up the expo — where I’ll likely buy this bomb-ass shirt — enjoy a delicious dinner and attempt to get some sleep. Sunday, I’ll own Chicago.
Sound like a plan? Good. See you at the finish line. — Mags