Monday, April 13, 2009

1 Week to D-Day

Can I tell you how excited I am for the Boston Marathon? I am way, super-duper, unbelievably, giddy excited!!

Only one more week and the day will be here.

I feel I have prepared for it with my training. I have put the miles in. My body is doing well. I have eaten entirely too much junk food, as evidenced by my recipe posts. I have the plane tickets, the hotel, the itinerary set, and even dinner reservation made.

We plan to do a lot more than just run a marathon while we are in Boston. The Boston temple, John Adams house, Freedom Trail, Legal Seafood, Durgin Park, Boston Commons, spending entirely too much money at the expo (i have my eye on an Adidas jacket), Elite milers race, we are packing a marathon plus into our week in Boston.

I can't believe that in less than a week, all the anticipation will be over. The race will be over and hopefully I will be happy with the results. I am going in with little expectations. I have been told by other Boston runners, to just have fun at your first one. I plan to, but I still hope I do well. I have trained enough and feel I am even a little faster than I was before St. George. But I don't know the course, I do know it is a slower one. And you just never know about that fickle weather in Boston.

But whatever happens, I am very excited and just will be happy to participate in such an event.

If anyone is interested in following Tom and I live during the race, you can. Click here and fill in the blanks with this info and you can receive free text messages or emails every 10K of the race and see how we are doing.

Tom: Bib number: 4280 Date of Birth: 01/11/1977
Elizabeth: Bib number: 15571 Date of Birth: 12/10/1978

Wish us luck.

9 comments:

Janelle said...

Wow I didn't realize it was so soon. Good luck! I am glad that you feel good about it and the shape you are in. So are your kids staying behind, do you have people coming to watch? Sounds like a lot of work and a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Linda said...

You are going to do awesome because you have trained, you're prepared, and you're excited for it. But I will still wish you luck and I'll be thinking about you all day, especially when I get my updates. That's exciting for me!

Sharron said...

You go girl! Do you need a tour guide for all those neat places? I would be happy to volunteer . . . I'll even read up on it !

Paulette & Kevin Farnsworth said...

All the best of luck, Liz! You inspire me!! What an awesome experience! I'm way excited for you! We'll be cheering you on here at home!

The Mikkelsen Family said...

I am so excited for you! Have fun and run a couple of miles for me. We definately need to plan some camping time together. My hubby wants to go to Zions or somewhere like that so we need to get together
Good luck and we are thinking of you!

Kim and Jhon said...

you amaze me....

hillary said...

I'm really excited for you guys! I hope you do great & love every minute of it! Have fun & good luck!

Tatum said...

I'm so excited for you guys. Good luck and have a great time in Boston! Please post some photos of the trip when you get back!

Cory Reese said...

I'm excited to follow the race. I can't believe they can send updated text messages. In the wise words of Kip from Napoleon Dynamite, "I love technology."