7 days until the Marine Corps Marathon!

Counting down the last days… woke up to cold and rain and got in a 3 miler just to stretch my legs today. Last light week of the taper before the big marathon day… I leave Thursday morning for a work meeting in DC and Steve joins me on Friday. We are staying at the downtown Marriott and are looking forward to this trip and to a successful marathon.

My bib number is 34188 – although I am a little concerned it isn’t ranked with the elite runners. I have found the ranking helpful in achieving my goals and will be doing some follow up this week.

My 3 goals for the race are:
“The planets are aligned and the gods are smiling” time:
What the heck, give it my all, dig deep, my half marathon times have been fast, so in all aspects of listening to Hal on the etraining from ACS Determination — I am on — think positive, find the energy bus that works, as Jon Gordon would head me in that upward direction and following the little engine that could model – now I just need to DO IT.

“Considering all my times and averages” this is a more reachable goal:
AND that it would be very fast! The begining is hilly and the end is FLAT — so the terrain can work in my favor….

“Stomach issues in my last race with a little cramping has me worried about dehydration — just need to follow a plan and have one last goal to reach for when I hit the finish.”

Our plan for the week:
Tuesday – Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary!
Thursday – 9 AM – Nancy leaves for DC
Friday – 6 AM – Steve leaves for DC
Saturday – Expo and dinner with Judy & Tom
Sunday – Marathon Day
Monday – Fly home!

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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