Last year Christine ran Marine Corps as her first marathon. After hearing many accolades and stories about the race, it seemed a perfect race for me to try this fall. I can't wait to get to the starting line on Sunday, but in the meantime, have started to get ready. My goals for this week include lots of sleep, staying healthy and just a few short runs!
While resting up for race day, I have started to obsess over all the little details. Packing for a race should be easy, but each time I seem to panic a bit about making sure everything is included in my bag. Does anyone else have this problem?
Yes, I am that runner that starts the packing process way ahead of time! Since I have not added any new music to my shuffle over the last few months, it is time. I found this iTunes card in my desk and plan to add a few new songs to my play list.
Figuring out where to dine in the DC metropolitan area should be easy. The hotel has a nice restaurant and since it is located in Crystal City, we will have no trouble finding local places for healthy choices pre race. Today I will try to make some reservations and hope it is not too late!
My outfit is complete thanks to these two packages arriving yesterday when we returned from our weekend in Seattle. You can get a little idea of what I am wearing from the photo below. It seemed the perfect race to honor our service men and women so yes, it is a red white a blue themed race outfit!
Last but not least, I am trying to get mentally in the zone for my 4th marathon. Some night this week, I will watch "Spirit of the Marathon" for the 5th or 6th time. It is the perfect movie to watch before a marathon. "Spirit of the Marathon 2" is also very good!
Do you have any great tips for getting yourself ready for a marathon? All advice is greatly appreciated!