Can it really be that after four months of training that the marathon is only 3 days away? Honestly, it just doesn't feel real that it is here.
I am just a muddled up bundle of emotion today. I can't even pinpoint exactly what I am feeling. I know I am feeling anxious about traveling tomorrow without my husband and kids. I am anxious about getting the kids where they need to go tomorrow and getting to the airport. I am worried about getting all the packing done. I am worried about Lance getting all the bags, car seats, pack and play, paperwork, etc .. to the airport on Sunday. I am worried about how Lance will do traveling with all three kids by himself. I am excited to go to San Diego. I am excited and a bit nervous to do the marathon. I am excited for the activities before the race and the time I get to spend in San Diego with my family afterwards. I am excited to see the sunshine. I am excited to meet Sarah. I am excited to reconnect with my husbands cousins Shannon and Courtney. I am looking forward to two nights in a hotel room by myself. I am looking forward to having some time to read a new book (Lynn, my friend and encourager I am not giving up on Anna but she is too big and bulky to pack for my trip. I will be getting back to her when I return). I am looking forward to our pasta party and victory party. I am looking forward to spending time with my teammates in San Diego.
This morning I watched some video clips on you tube from last years marathon posted by team in training participants from around the country. These clips had me in tears. I don't know if it is the fact that I know how hard they have worked to meet their goal. I don't know if it is the sense of doing something to help other people. I don't know if it is about being part of a team. I don't know if it was the look of joy on their faces as they crossed the finish line. I don't know exactly what it was but something in those video clips touched me.
It's here my bloggy friends! The culmination of four months of training. Thank you for all your support and following this journey with me. I am sure you are plenty tired of reading about it! I will do a final post (or two) on this journey from San Diego - the laptop is packed and so is the camera. Who knows what bloggable moments will occur??
Now I am off to snuggle with my kids, finish packing, and get life organized around here before I leave TOMORROW.