Yesterday I was browsing the Miami Marathon website and THIS 2015 video just got me sooooooooooo PUMPED UP for the race!
The medals for this year were just unveiled too and they are stunning!
To tell you the truth, up until recently I’ve been feeling a bit unconnected to this race. Not only was I sad that it wouldn’t be a PR attempt, but I knew my training during the holidays wasn’t as strong as it could have been, and to cap it all off my grandfather passed away on Sunday night.
He went peacefully at the end of a long, healthy and happy life. The best that any of us can hope for really, but Adam and I will be making an unexpected trip out of town for the funeral.
You know what they say about race week… try to relax and don’t do anything out of the ordinary. I’m not sure I have that covered this time!
It’s okay though because I know the race on Sunday will be the happy ending to my week.
I feel certain of this because running strong can be so many things — stress relieving, cathartic, euphoric, healing. It can be whatever you need it to be, and after the last couple of weeks I really need it to be ALL of those things.
A week ago I would have told you I felt unconnected to the race, but now I feel like I have a purpose for it again and am feeling totally plugged in!
I’m looking forward to running the causeway. I’ve driven over it so many times and have always thought it would be a great place to run!
See the cruise ship there off to the right side? That’s the Port of Miami!
Adam’s office is really close to there since he works for a cruise line. (Speaking of which, we’ll be cruising again SOON 🙂 Can’t wait!)
Race day weather even looks really good!!!!
It’ll be in the 60s at the start and the high for the day is only 75 with clouds. What more can a runner ask for?
I heard last year it was brutally hot at the end for the middle and back-of-the-pack full marathoners, but this year it will be much nicer for them. I’m planning to stick around for a while at the finish line to cheer everyone on!
As I’m finishing the half, the leaders of the full marathon pack should be finishing too! 😉
Anyone else racing this weekend? (Hanna, I know you are!!!)