So now that’s it’s taper time, there’s not much to do but sit around and try not to think of the million things that could go wrong in April 16. I’m not exactly a glass half full kind of girl, so while some people talk about visualizing yourself running the course and doing well, I’m pretty much dwelling on the awful what-ifs.
What if my shoe comes untied?
What if I have to stop and use the bathroom for a long time?
What if it’s cold? What if it’s hot? What if there’s a blizzard?
What if I get lost on the course? (because the 30,000 people around me would be hard to miss)
That said, what are my goals for Boston?
2: Beat Joey McIntyre. I saw on the news a few weeks ago he was running it and so I did what any runner does, I Athlinks-ed him (don’t lie, you all know you do it). The homeboy’s face was on my favorite pajamas in elementary school, so he best be Hangin’ Tough and know that Step by Step, I’ll beat him.
3: Finish. It’s so nice I’ll say it twice.
4: Don’t poop my pants. My “Runner’s Stomach” seems under control but that won’t stop me from sticking a few Imodium in my suitcase and in my pockets on race day.
5: Try and catch a glimpse of Ryan Sutter amongst the 30,000 people. Because I still remember hiding in my room in shame that I was THAT interested to watch the Bachelorette but didn’t want anyone to know.
What are your goals for your next race?