Last Minute NYC Marathon Thoughts + Vlogs

I’m really confused by my feelings (or lack thereof). So we went to the expo yesterday and it was awesome, but still not feeling much. I mean I sometimes get pangs of nervousness, but overall am not feeling like I will be running 26.2 on Sunday. Which I can’t tell if it’s a good thing or a bad thing…maybe I can trick my mind into thinking it’s just another long run ;)

We are running the race with one of my mom’s friends, and it’s her first marathon. She’s starting to get really nervous, doubting her training and if she did enough, and called my mom to tell her she’s feeling pain in her ankle from a previous injury. I called her to reassure her it’s all totally normal and that those phantom pains are normal too. Who can relate??

Earlier this week I started getting a sore throat and was freaking out a little. Started taking Zicam and everything…thankfully it went away.

Anyway, race weekend is HERE people!! I filmed 2 vlogs if you want to check them out. One is from our last little workout earlier this week and one was from yesterday at the expo.

Here are some thoughts and things I’m repeating to myself that might help other marathoners:

  • No matter what, I will have fun. We’re running through NYC! The 5 boroughs! The spectators are amazing and I can’t wait to run through the crowds.
  • I need to trust my training. I did the best I could do. As my physical therapist said, “Could we always do better? Of course,” but we did the best that we could this time around, and it will have to be enough. 
  • This is an amazing experience and I will make sure to soak it all in. Whether you’re running NYCM or any other marathon, it is a unique experience and we have to enjoy it. We get so caught up in pace, time, gels, fuel belts, gadgets…we forget that we trained to run 26.2 miles, and that your body is strong and capable of that feat.

Who else is running Sunday? What wave? See you at the finish line!!!


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  1. Loved your vlogs! I have had many runs where I had to dodge geese, LOL! You guys definitely look to be ready for the big race. Maybe all of the butterflies will come the morning of the race, I know sometimes that happens to me. I hope you and your mom have a great time!
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  2. I’m excited for you!! I’m running too, but just for fun… I’m still recovering from a marathon 4 weeks ago. Can’t wait to run through NYC!!
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  3. Good luck! Have an incredible time and soak it all up!
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  4. Yes absolutely need to trust your training! Maybe it is good that you are not too nervous. Have a wonderful time
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  5. Have fun! It will be such an awesome race. I ran my last marathon undertrained and it ended up going fine. You got this.
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  6. woot woot!!!!! Good luck and have fun ;-)
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  7. GAHHHH I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  8. I am nervous and excited and just hoping to finish without any big issues. My training wasn’t the best but it was solid, I had to rest the last 4 weeks do to injury but I got a good 20 mile run before that, so I know I can finish! Hopefully I’ll see you at the village.
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