Some last minute goals!
The marathon is almost here! 2 more days! I can’t believe it! I thought I would list some goals for the big day before things get really hectic in NYC tomorrow. Here they are:
1. FINISH!- Above all, I absolutely want to finish the 26.2 miles and cross the finish line in Central Park.
2.Don’t stop- I want to finish the marathon without stopping or walking. Once I stop running, it’s much harder to start up again.
3.Keep a solid pace-Lately I have been running 10 to 11 minute miles. What I am most afraid of is getting caught up in the crowds and the excitement, and running much faster than my regular pace for the first couple miles so that I get exhausted for the last couple miles. I need to make sure to pace myself at the beginning so that I can keep going at the end.
4.Keep a positive attitude- No matter how tired I am, how sore I am or how much I want to stop and give up, I need to keep a positive mentality and keep going.
5.Remember why I am running- I am running the marathon for a wonderful cause! I am helping people like my Uncle Rick who have spinal cord injuries.
6.Enjoy it!- This is a once in a lifetime experience. Be happy to be apart of it! Take it all in.