Friday, September 24, 2010

It's official! Legit! Word! For Reals baby!

I am giddy!  Beyond giddy!  Excruciatingly happy!  So happy that I want to burst into song!

Doc says I can do the marathon.  Yes, those words came out of his mouth.  He told me to base my pace on pain.  If I hurt and am limping, walk it.  Ibuprofen and listen to my body.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! 
And then once the marathon is over.  Off of it!  Rest!  No running!
He was not amused when I asked what he thought about Lortab and the marathon.  Sheesh!  I was kidding!  Maybe.......I actually don't have enough to get me through, even though I have hoarded them like an addict any.

Anyhoo - no more speculation.  Straight from the authority.  I am running it. 

I have set aside my dream of qualifying for Boston this time.  That isn't going to happen, let's be realistic. 
I am setting aside my goal for sub 4.  Nope.  Not gonna happen. 
I am setting aside the hope for 4.5.  That would be pushing it.  Not gonna happen.
I now have a goal of finishing.  Of running the whole way (if possible) and finishing before they yank me off the course.  I just have to post sub 6.  I think nay, I KNOW, I can do that!

For this competitive girl - it's no longer about me and the other runners and how many roadkills I can garner. 
It's personal.  It's between me, my mind and my body.  I will win. Plain and simple.

And for my lucky friends, no one is going to be subjected to any kind of scene similar to the Hoff drunk on his living room floor stuffing his face with a cheeseburger.  Because if so, the scene would be more like this:
Me sobbing and wailing in my bed, jammies only, cramming in my piehole an alternating cycle of  skittles, pizza, spicy doritos, diet coke and Nyquil.

Instead I will be ceasing the brown bubbles as of Sunday.  Cycling and swimming to keep my cardio up and light running on the treadmill.

Look out St Jorge marathon......M-Cat's coming for ya!

17 comments:

Jewls said...

Yay! You are amazing! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Heather said...

Best news I've heard all day! I couldn't be happier for you!

Cherie said...

That is SAAAA-WeeTTttt!! I am so happy for you! I know you will do GREAT!!!!

Mrs. Organic said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! You can do it sista!

Cheeseboy said...

That is great news. You are the only person I know that is giddy about being told she can do a marathon.

Pedaling said...

feeling good, looking good and officially, better than good!

" Hit It......." said...

I am happy for you. I will be cheering you on and living vicariously through you!

Garden of Egan said...

Awesome!

St. G better be afraid. M-Cat is on her way!!!

Missy said...

Was your doctor taking the Lortab? LOL This is great news! I will be cheering you on!

Scrappy Girl said...

Yay! You go girlie!

CountessLaurie said...

That's awesome!

tammy said...

I imagine that your excitement for this is similar to my thrill of power shopping, so in that case I am SO HAPPY for you!!

Just ME the MOM said...

That's awesome - I'm sure you'll do won.der.ful!!

One of these days I may grow and be just like you - hee!

Kristin

DIAPER DIVA said...

HAppy, Happy, Happy, for you!

wendy said...

Giddy about a marathon?? that is as sick as you not liking cheese. I worry about you friend.
seriously, YOU are one determined lady and I love that about you. I love it when people have such a passion for something...........I DO.
so run your little 'A' off ok.

veronica said...

SO happy for you!!! Yeah!

tiburon said...

Best.news.ever.
I am so glad you aren't broken again!!!