I’m definitely getting more excited about the marathon which reassures me that I haven’t gone insane. (aka thinking Saturday is no big deal)
I have a lot to be thankful for relating to this marathon. (1 day, 16 hours and 42 minutes left! Yes, I have an online countdown)
Today I’m thankful for an injury free training cycle.
I forgot to cross off today’s 2 miles but you can see that all that’s left is a day of rest before the marathon.
I made adjustments to the plan as I went and increased my mileage significantly. I learned so much about myself as a runner. I’ll get into more about that in the reflection post I have planned for Sunday or Monday.
Today I’m thankful for the giveaway I won from skinnyrunner back in April. I wanted it for the Gu sampler pack because I knew I could use it for marathon training. I loved having those gels and chomps to sample on the long runs to figure out what worked and which flavors didn’t make me want to gag. I got to try the chomps before the San Francisco Marathon where I got to buy a whole bunch.
Today I’m thankful for all my running gear. I’ve been so blessed over the past year to acquire so many wonderful tools like my camelbak which provides both hydration and storage, my garmin which provides data for my data-loving brain and my running shoes which keep me from getting blisters and other injuries.
Finally, today I’m thankful for the ability that God has given me to run and the passion He has instilled within me. I feel so incredibly blessed.