18 weeks ago I started this blog with two finish lines in mind: fertility and my 2nd marathon. In a little over 12 hours I’ll be on my way towards one of them. (We did have our IVF appointment today, but more on that once the race is over)

I have some mixed emotions….I’m excited, I’m a little nervous, I’m a little annoyed at the leak in our toilet and the water dripping from the ceiling ruining my excitement, (Stupid toilet but yay for a handy husband) a little bit of disbelief and a little bit proud.  I cleaned my car window with a spatula to get to my 20 miler, found a FABULOUS bumper sticker, made up song lyrics, ran my best half marathon ever and celebrated all of those events with a ridiculous blog posts and silly pictures. And had a darn good time doing it.

I did a few things in prep this week. It was a low mileage week which I actually abided by. I picked up my favorite race food (sport beans, shot blocks and a gu….jury is still out on the gu), my Goodwill throw away clothes (pictures to follow tomorrow) and most importantly, my race number/shirt:

I also splurged a bit and bought a new belt. Different from the bulky and bouncy fuel belt (which drove me CRAZY), this one promises to be more streamlined and non bouncy and will even still hold my phone and race food (sweeeeet).

The only downside is that it will not hold any fluids, but there are water stops every 2 miles, so I really shouldn’t need it to. If it doesn’t bounce it’ll be totally worth the $20.

So, tonight calls for some carbs, relaxation and Season 2 of Modern Family.

In 18 weeks I’ve worn through a pair of shoes, swore some, sweat a lot, listened to music, listened to books, and almost got run over a few times. I ran with friends, ran alone, ran sick, ran well, ran cold, ran tired and ran comfortably…..all 468 miles (plus tomorrow’s 26.2)

(fabulous sign found on Pinterest)

I’m ready.

Bring it on.

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