Well… falling back is not an option

Tomorrow I run the Marine Corps Marathon for the 4th time. I am blogging about it for the 2nd time. This year I am a little more prepared than I was last year, and not as prepared as I would like to be. My father has a back injury and is looking doubtful for the whole race. He is going to start the run and see what happens. I worry. I know him, and he’s like me. If it kills him, he’ll try to run the whole race. This could lead to a more serious injury.

But there’s no stopping the guy, so I am not going to try.

Tomorrow’s forecast is high of 75 degrees and a low of 50. No rain in the forecast. Should be a pretty day to run. I have been fighting shin splints all summer, so I am hoping that tomorrow I am mercifully free of pain. With any luck, the last pair of shoes that I bought will keep me from getting too tightened up.

Let’s see… other thoughts before going into the race:
I am 15 pounds heavier than I would like to be going into the race. Life’s like that. Oh, well.

We get an extra hour of sleep in the morning. That’s good news.

I have had a headache for two days. I took an eight hour tylenol about three hours to go. I think that it might be dehydration. Hopefully it won’t be an issue tomorrow.

Plenty to worry about, too late to worry about it now. LOL.

Wish me luck.

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