I did my last 10 mile run tonight before the marathon. I'm planning on running 8 on saturday or sunday and then taking it easy and doing just a few 3-5 mile runs next week.
Tonight's run was actually really fun. I felt great for the first 9 miles. I felt light and strong! I think that eating vegan has helped my body feel better when I run. I felt like I was just galloping along, it felt really natural. I'm really pleased that I have gained more than anything a sense of ease and pleasure when I run. I was skeptical that I would every get there. I also wore the exact clothes that I plan to wear during the marathon. Everything worked out. I'm a little worried about being too warm or too cold. I'm not really sure what to do about that. My plan at this point is to wear long pants and a long shirt.
Anyway.... I am very excited about the marathon. Still a bit nervous but extremely happy too. I love the idea about feeling to physically strained and content with myself. This is something that I never thought I would every do! I have exceeded my athletic expectations of myself! I can't actually fully except that I have become a runner because it feels so surreal. After having such a pleasant run it is hard to ignore that YES I AM A RUNNER!
Thanks to all of the support of my friends and family your support has been amazing and extremely helpful.