Well....here goes nothing huh? Tim, Kennedy and I leave tomorrow to head to West Virginia. We will stay one night with his parents and visit with them a bit and then head on to Virginia to stay with my oldest sister Angel and get ready for the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday.
I am feeling lots of things - anxious, nervous, excited, optimistic, a little scared....you know - normal big race nerves I suppose. I know that I am more ready than I was prior to my last marathon and thats a great feeling because at least I know I have improved and will have a better time barring something unexpected. Mostly, I am just happy and proud that my sister and I raised $2,000 for St. Judes Reasearch and I can't wait to feel that feeling of complete accomplishment when I cross the finish line on Sunday. I could just cry thinking about it - the "runners high" - there isn't much better in my book.
I am super thrilled and giddy that all the little girls will be together in a couple of days. Oh my word how my daughter loves her cousins! You can be sure pictures are to come. Of course seeing my sisters will be the cherry on top of it all. There is never enough time for us to be together but I just try to suck up every minute of it and enjoy it as best I can!
Well....wish me luck and please keep me in your prayers on Sunday.