It’s that time! 12 hours from now I will be running. Thank you so, so much for all of your good luck messages over the last few days – I can’t tell you how much that has meant to me!
And a BIG thank you to everyone who has donated to the Butterfly Foundation – we’ve raised $2200, and I’m going to keep that in mind when I run tomorrow.
If you would like to track me tomorrow, head to The Melbourne Marathon App Tracker and enter my bib number – 2451.
I start at 7am AEDST and expect to finish around 11am.
Mr The Rake will have control of my twitter account during the race – he’ll keep you updated
Tales from Melbourne
You’ve probably gathered that I’m staying with my family. If you’re yet to meet them, here’s a full run down.
This morning, Big J surface around 11am, and I convinced him to go for a shake out run with me (about 2km at marathon pace).
Big J was having a rough morning – he woke up to a speeding fine, and told us how he’d
high-beamed the cops
the night before while delivering pizzas after work, and been pulled over. Apparently the cops like pizza – he was off the hook.
He finally found a long pair of compression tights, and after Mum convinced him to hide his shame and add some shorts to the mix, he downed a coconut water and off we went.
Big J hasn’t been running for awhile.
He did well though – it was over a km before he had to walk, and he kept pace! I suggested he just come along and run with me tomorrow.
He wasn’t so sure.
Like a Boss
I warned you that I was going to carb-load like a boss.
My diet over the last few days has been disgusting – and so worth it. I feel fueled, hydrated, and ready to go.
Check out some of my food today:
I spent the day high on sugar.
I also got to hang out with a few people I met via twitter! The wonders of the internet. So I had a late lunch with Mel, Ros, Jarrod and Darryn, also running the full tomorrow.
Expect a full recap in a few days – I’m off to bed!
Meeting online friends – once upon a time I thought that was just weird online dating stuff. Nope = these people were not, I repeat not, serial killers.