Off We Go!

Destination:  Florida

Mission:  Run a marathon

Goal:  Live to tell the tale

We’re  flying to Florida this afternoon!  I really do not like flying, but thankfully all of my pre-marathon panic and anxiety is totally overriding my dislike for air travel.  Thank goodness for small favors.

Wow, I can’t believe this is really happening!  We first concocted this ridiculous plan during our drive to North Carolina on Thanksgiving day in 2009.  It’s funny how running a marathon seems like a completely sane and wonderful idea when you’re SITTING in a car.  This trip has been nearly 14 months in the making and now the marathon is just two days away.  I know I’ve trained properly, but I still can’t help but feel unprepared.  I’m banking on a heavy dose of race day adrenaline to carry me those 26.2 miles.

I’m not bringing laptop, but Craig is bringing his Netbook.  I’ll try to pop on this weekend for a brief update, but the tiny Netbook and my man hands are not a good fit.  We return home late Tuesday afternoon, so expect a full report sometime on Wednesday.

Next time I post, and barring sudden illness, injury, mental breakdown, a tragic hair day or an unfortunate act of nature, I’ll be a marathoner!

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