naan bullets

Twenty-four hours from now (it’s 7:00 am…who blogs at this hour?) I will be at the starting line of the Southern Plunge Marathon. Booyah. Anthony and I went to Himalayan Heritage last night — probably our favorite restaurant in DC — to load up on rice and naan. Nom.

I have to pack and go meet Melanie for a pumpkin spice latte, so here’s a quick list of stuff I would write more about if I had time:

PRE-RACE IS:

  • Drinking a ton of water/tea/anything
  • Eating a ton (but not tooooo much)
  • Sleeping a ton
  • Letting everyone wish you good luck
  • Crafting a 3:30 playlist
  • Charging every electronic you own
  • Stressing over a race day outfit (and also, a wedding outfit — have I mentioned that Anthony and I are also going to a wedding tomorrow, after the race? I might collapse)
  • Praying over your sneakers

POST-RACE IS:

  • Drinking a ton
  • Eating a ton
  • Sleeping a ton
  • Letting everyone congratulate you
  • Wiping off an iPod covered in Gu/sweat
  • Taking a long, long shower
  • Donating your sneakers (mine are definitely ready to go)
  • Limping away proudly
  • Hanging out with friends and family
  • Eating a ton x2 (plus wedding cake!)

And THAT is why I am so excited to run marathons. Catch you post-race!

  • What’s your favorite thing about race day?
  • Do you get nervous before the start?
  • What’s you race day breakfast?
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3 comments

  1. Tina

    We wish you every success for the big race. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.
    Love
    Trevor and Tina

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