For CIM, I'm excited for so much more than the race itself. There are number of Oiselle Team ladies running who I hope to meet in person. Lots of SF Marathon Ambassadors are running and planning to meet. AND there is a big group of Googlers going to the race. I'm not confident I'll be able to make all of the meet ups, but I'm sure as heck going to try. I love the camaraderie and support of the running community, and I feel so lucky to be involved in each of these groups.
There are so many thoughts in my head around the running part of CIM weekend. I had a fantastic 20 miler, and if I run that well I'm in good shape for a sub-5 hour marathon. If I don't run that well, then I can deal with that too. I have fear of the side cramp situation that has been plaguing me off and on since June, and I have no idea what I'll do if I cramp early again. 5 hours of being cramped was terrible in Seattle. Mostly, I want to finish CIM feeling better than I have in my past two marathons and to actually enjoy the experience.
The forecast currently says high of 61 degrees with a 50% chance of rain. That sounds fine to me. Of course I hope for no rain, but a high of 61 is fabulous. After running Chicago at 85 degrees and Seattle in the mid-70s, I'm looking forward to a cooler one.
Here we go marathon week, bring it on!
And for a little fun, what I did on my Friday off. Christmas is in the air.
Reindeer china, tablecloth, and snowmen are out!
Willow's first Christmas.