Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tomorrow's the Big Day!!!!

We arrived in Iowa yesterday and are relaxing and spending time with family. I haven't been here in at least 4 years or so and we are enjoying time with my grandparents, aunts, and cousins.

I've only had two easy runs since Sunday. I slept 10 hours last night. I have a water bottle stashed in my purse and am drinking constantly. I've been eating just enough more than normal that I feel like I'm carb loading (and definitely putting on at least a pound or two this week...), but hopefully not going too crazy. I'm having pasta tonight, but I'm well aware that I'll be carrying that pasta tomorrow! I hope to get a good night's sleep this evening and then tomorrow's the big day!

Thanks for all your encouragement this week! I'll be thinking about all of you during the race, especially my blog friends at It is Everlasting (running her first 1/2 marathon!) and Run like a Llama (running her first marathon, too)!

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow!


  1. So excited for you... best of luck. Go out there and show them how it's done! ;-)

  2. Goooood luck! I'll be thinking about you!

  3. Wanted to say "Welcome to Des Moines!" and "Good Luck" to you tomorrow.

    Runners' Lounge is based in Des Moines and I'll be running tomorrow too sending great thoughts your way.


  4. You asked for some advice at the beginning of the week. Below are links to some tips that many, many marathoners have helped us compile.

    Hopefully you know many and some of the others are still useful.

    Race Day Tips


    Executing Your Marathon Plan


    Tips for Marathon Spectators


  5. You're out there running right now! Hope everything goes smoothly and you enjoy the race!