Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's Showtime!

My big day is almost here.  The Portland Marathon is tomorrow. 

I'd heard great things about my hometown marathon, and one day wanted to run it.  Last January, in a burst of inspiration, I signed up, and convinced my friend and running partner Cami to do the same.  

We're ready to go!

 As many of you know, I've spent my summer doing some running.  Lots of running.   The hardest part about finishing a marathon is training for one.  The amount of time pounding the pavement is enormous.  I've been at this since early June, logging tons of miles.  Many nights, I'd come home from work and immediately head out to run, even though it was the last thing I wanted to do.  Towards the end, when tackling the super-long runs, all other activities fell by the wayside (meaning I had to sacrifice my weekend hikes during this wonderful fall weather).  I've recently battled some minor injuries - super-sore groin muscles, and one very angry hamstring.

But the endless weeks of training are finally culminating to one huge, long race.  Here I am T-minus one day 'till showtime!  We've put in the miles, now it's time for the ultimate test.  Cami and I picked up our race bibs yesterday, and it finally seemed real. 

I'm so ready to do this thing. 

Bring it!


  1. It's marathon weekend here in Chicagoland too. My husband did a suburban one this doing the Chicago Marathon tomorrow. Maybe next year I will get up the courage - my knees just may not agree.

  2. One more thing...GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN!

  3. Can you believe the day is finally here? Best of luck today Linda - I'll be thinking of you.

  4. Good luck with your marathon, I can't imagine running one.


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