16 hours away from the start of the 2010 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. I've had a calm excitement over me the past week or two. This race has been 3 years in the making for me, due to injury or lack of training.
The 5k and 10k was this morning. The women's first place finisher (Shari Klarfeld) collapsed 3 times, just feet in front of the finish line. The second place woman (Amy Schoenfeld), helped her up and made sure she crossed the line before her. (Awesome sportsmanship)
Looks like we will be running in the wind and rain tomorrow. Maybe even a few thunderstorms with 1-2 inches of rain expected. Figure if I was able to run through the snowiest February on record in the middle of blizzard like conditions this should be a walk in the park.
I've got the gear laid out and ready to go for the morning. Bib is pinned on. Timing chip is attached to my shoes. Camelbak is filled and stocked with a few other goodies. Body Glide and Nipple guards are waiting on the sink.
"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about." -PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian