Attention: I apologize slightly for the randomness of this post. You see, I've been practicing doing everything in 9 minute increments to prepare for my SUB 4 finish on Saturday, so clearly my brain can only fire in quick 9 minute flashes as well. ;)
Kudos and threeve bonus points to Bree and Sarah who were brilliant enough to get my sweet Will Ferrell SNL Jeopardy! skit quote. There was a time in college (really a full semester and a half) where Will Ferrell's Best of SNL dvd was playing on a loop in our dorm room.
This weekend I was the laziest runner girl tapering for a marathon in the history of the world (bold statements... I LOVE EM!) Seriously, I went from Thursday to Saturday without a run. It was a pretty easy decision given the dark/cold/gloomy/rainy/windy conditions. And likewise, the taper crazies have been lifted as well. I (and mostly KK) am/are seriously beyond thankful for that. KK cracked a joke that I should never plan to run a marathon while pregnant, because the crazy hormones from pregnant plus the lose-your-mind insanity of the taper would cause me to end the world. I told him to shut up and stop joking about me being knocked up. So that's that.
Go figure, I was rewarded for slacking off on my runs all weekend with a gorgeous sunshiny day on Sunday. Ignore the fact that it was 20-30 mph winds throughout, that's just come to be expected, ya know? (working on my Canadian/Fargo-ian accent for next weekend!) I did 8 slow-ish miles for my last long run. During the last mile I was bored so I did some 100 m. stride/pick ups to keep me from falling asleep on my feet.
Sounds like the plan for the expo on Friday is to be there in the 2-2:30 range. This gives us 30 minutes of potty breaks en route to the great north. This will probably not be enough. Neat. Let me know (if you haven't yet) if you want to meet up with me and Miss Megan!
And finally (as if this post weren't random enough), I have a fun little poll for you guys. Except it's not truly a poll at all, but merely a question that I hope you will answer via comments or tweets. When do you typically start to doubt yourself and your finish goal time in a marathon? My thoughts: I'm hoping your responses will calm me and prepare me for when those doubts creep up on Saturday, and I'm able to say (in my head of course, because I don't want to be that creepy girl talking to herself while running a marathon), "Well [insert super fast runner friend here] wanted to give up at [insert mile marker here] and didn't and went on to run [insert super fab-o marathon time here] so suck it up and sub 4!" Annnnnnnnnnnnd go!