In a way, it’s funny that I’m nervous. When I first thought about running the Boston Marathon, it was the distance that got to me. Once I got over that, it was the fund raising requirements (we’ll talk more about that later, right!).
Now, it’s just that I want so much to do this. I want to be part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training so badly, I don’t know how to feel. I wonder how much I’ll sleep tonight.
There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be able to run the marathon. I need to stay relatively injury free, keep training, and I’ll be good to go. It’s getting on to the team that is the unknown variable for me.
The timing isn’t great. Due to the unfortunate events that happened towards the end of last year’s marathon, I know the interest levels will be higher than usual. I find that somewhat ironic; I’m not running because of that… but I know it will make it more difficult for me to participate.
I’ve got my fingers crossed, training plan in place, fund raising plan ready… Wish me luck!
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