I’ve Got This

Today I am extra strong because I’m wearing my superman underoos.

Today is the big day! Today I run 42.2 kilometres in the Toronto Goodlife Marathon. In fact, if it’s after 7:30am when you’re reading this, I’m already running. Eep!

This marathon marks the first of three that I have planned to complete this year. To say that I’m nervous and excited and just a little bit throw-uppy would be a huge understatement. But the anticipation and nervousness and throw-uppy feelings are all a part of the experience. Perhaps one day, after running so many marathons, I won’t feel this way anymore. Or perhaps this will always be a part of my morning routine before attempting to run a ridiculously long distance.

Who knows?

All I know right now is that I have 42.2 kilometres ahead of me, and I’m going to try to enjoy every single one of them. I’m going to remember that I’ve trained for this. I’m going to remember that I’ve done this before. I’m going to remember that I’m strong enough. And I’m going to remember there are a lot of people cheering me on.

I’m also going to remember not to shit myself, because that would just be embarrassing. 😉

As was the case for my previous races, and if you are interested in following along, here is a link to the live race. The marathon starts at 7:30am. My goal is a 5 minute 35 second pace (or better). That means I should be at the 10km point by 8:26am, the half way point (21.1km) by 9:28am, the 30km point by 10:18am, and finished by 11:24am.


I’ve got this.

P.S. Good luck to Rick, Shari, Sanjay, and Carolyn – who are all running the half marathon today (Carolyn in Toronto, the rest in Vancouver). You guys are going to crush the half. Crush it I says.

P.S.S. Good luck to anyone else running today. Crush it! Crush it I says.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Rick says:

    Thanks for the good luck! We all did awesome today. And you especially- you smashed your PB! You rock! But don’t let this outburst over your sub-4 marathon detract from your sub-par appearance. Post-race ZING!

    1. dangillis says:

      Ha! That is by far the best post-race ZING I’ve ever read. Well played ugly. Well played indeed 🙂

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