If you all remember, I have a joke about Tapering Marathoners. They all. go. crazy.
The phone conversations and e-mails this week have demonstrated that TAPER MADNESS can strike even the most seasoned marathoner.... but that's not something I'm going to elaborate on...
GOOD LUCK to:
SPEEDEE - you will KICK A** and I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU this time.
ShyA - I'm glad I've gotten to know you in the last few weeks, you're STRONGER THAN YOU THINK. Believe in your own greatness.
TMB - KNOW YOUR PLAN and RUN your plan. TRUST YOURSELF the way I trust you. STAY IN THE MOMENT as though I was there with you. THERE IS NO BANK do not try to create one on race day. And remember, no matter how it goes down, DO NOT TACKLE THE RED SHIRTS.
IRON J - I'm so excited!!! I know you're going to ROCK! It's been so fun watching you come back to running. You inspire me more than you could POSSIBLY KNOW...
Kc - Sending HAPPY VIBES TO THE ANKLE. May the force be with you. The sub 2 is SO YOURS, relax and ENJOY IT!
JEN - I BELIEVE in you and know YOUR GOALS ARE MORE THAN ATTAINABLE.
MCM - Dude, if there's a person out there who makes this look more laid back and FUN, I don't know who that person is...
a little shout out to Katie ~ I'm sorry for your loss, I'm sad you won't be there. I know you would have rocked it, and I know there is a reason this has happened. Thinking of you on Saturday, and know that you will GET YOUR MARATHON when the time is right.
WHO ELSE IS OUT HERE? DROP A NOTE, DROP A LINE, AND LET ME KNOW!!!
(AND CUT ME SOME SLACK I HAD A LOT OF DENTAL SURGERY TODAY, I'M NOT THINKING 100% CLEARLY.)