First, I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day. Yes, we all recognize the commercialism associated with it. Nevertheless, a good way to remind everyone you love them. I got a hand-written letter in the mail today. On blank white paper. In a plain white envelope. It was more meaningful than any loud, fancy store-bought card could be.
And a good way to remind runners what out real love really is ;) I have been loving all the list of Why I love Running today. Haven't had a chance to make my own, as I spent the day running around like crazy trying to get ready to be gone for our days.
So I probably won't be able to post for a few days. I am pretty sure I will be distracted by lots of things Texas-related in the next few days. A friend of mine in Austin wrote today to tell me she heard the course was hilly. And, even though I am kind of terrified about what hills can do to my body after 26 miles, today I laughed it off. I can do this. I can absolutely, totally do this.
I know I should have a list of A, B, and C goals. Meh. Finish. Get it done. Unless something terrible happens, I am sure a PR will happen. But I will not kill myself to make it happen. I run much faster than I did a year and a half ago when I completed my last marathon. And hills are hills. I have never chosen a course because it is flat and fast. Time is just a number. Running is an experience.