Thursday, October 3, 2013


I'm here, I'm alive, I'm excited, I'm scared, I'm trained, I'm sick, I'm going for it.
I arrived here in St. George late last night and have had a very restless night of sleep, unfortunately I have an awful head cold. Ideal, no bit really is race prep ever ideal?
The reality of it all is I have done the training, all of it!!  I am ready or so people keep I telling me.  To be very real, I am scared.  Somehow I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around running what I should be capable of for 26.2 miles.  I am hoping to just let it be, let go of fear and just run.  I am hoping that being here and relaxing for a couple of days will clear my head and that I will find a place of calm confidence.  I know I run my best when I take all the pressure off and just run so that is what I am trying to do.
Not sure why exactly I am feeling pressure but it is there.  Never in a million years did I think I would ever be capable of running a marathon at a sub 3 pace.  I guess I should just go out there and be.  Be still, be calm, be confident, be believing, be a little scared,  just be...

Here's to hoping that I can kick this cold in the next few days.  The goal sub 3, according to my coach lower than I was thinking.  She believes, I'm trying!!
See you on the flip side.


  1. I believe too, and I've seen only a little of the hard data (what you posted on FB!). Don't worry about the head cold, it will be fine. I like what you said, just run, just be, no pressure. So excited for you! Good luck!

  2. Yay! A blog post from Soggy Runner Girl! :-) Uh HELLO- sub 3 FOR SURE! You just ran a 1:22 and you are running a VERY good course. Personally I've never run St. George but from everything I've ever read or heard about it- it is awesome and VERY PR worthy. At least if you like downhill courses which personally I LOVE! You did amazing on your last half and aren't these courses similar/ some the same? You are ready to crush this. Enjoy another day off tomorrow and just rest and push fluids. I am not one to talk to about racing when sick as I ran an HM Saturday with strep throat. (I found out it was strep the next day.) There's something to be said about just knowing what you have to do and getting in the zone... :-) You will be fine. Are you still going with a 6:45? I think that will be my goal pace. Mine is not for another 4 weeks though. I will have to run vicariously through you this weekend. :-)