First of all, I want to say that I am very excited, shocked, and honored to be able to run on the Nuun Hood to Coast Team this year! I knew that the competition was going to be “fierce”, so I tried to come up with a creative idea for my application.
I want to THANK all my friends, family, and the bloggers (some of who have become real life friends!) that sent in the nuun photos (and willingly gave me their home addresses) for my video application:
THANK YOU!! Lisa, Caroline, Jessie, Liz, Katie, Jimmy, Susan N, Chris, Kim, Tom, Brandon (Batman), Robyn, Danny, Stephanie, Susan (Skateboarder), Clement, Emily S, Emily P, Kyle, Lauren, Audrey, Celia, Laura, Emilia, Andrew, Sarah T, Lindsay, Jayme , Kevin, Doug, Kristin, Kara, Sam, Briana, Holly, and Rena.
And I also want to thank the US Postal Service for delivering the NUUN tubes on time (except in Sweden and Belgium).
Photo with Jessica in front of the Nuun Booth at MCM Expo
Even though I am beyond excited about making the Nuun Hood to Coast Team, I’ve also had the upcoming NJ Marathon on my mind. With 10 Days to go, I am in full taper mode. I know that a lot of people get mood swings during taper week, but I’m not one of those people. In fact, I would say, this week, I have no feelings at all.
Let me explain.
My friends keep asking: “Are you excited about the NJ Marathon? Are you nervous? Are you scared?”
To be honest, I’m none of those things. I feel nothing. I’m not excited. I’m not nervous. I’m not worried.
This can’t be normal, right?
I was telling a couple of people yesterday that if anything I feel like the Heartless TinMan.
This is basically a self portrait.
It is awkward because I feel weird about not feeling crazy right now. Maybe I’m in denial? Maybe I’m so afraid of my Sub-4 goal that I am pretending that I’m not running a marathon in 10 days?
I don’t know what is going on!?! Shouldn’t I be freaking out? Shouldn’t I be crying myself to sleep and wanting to run 12,980 miles because I’m tapering? I’m not feeling any of that.
Maybe next week I am going to be having a panic attack, but for now (and maybe the first time in my life), I’m cool as a cucumber.
Does anyone else get like this before a marathon? Am I weird for not panicking?