Oh, golly it's coming fast. It's hard to believe that I signed up for this race 8 months ago. Holy cow. I just got my confirmation ticket/packet in the mail the other day. It's a 36-page participation guide booklet. I'm a little overwhelmed to say the least. Soo much information.
Jeff Galloway's Magic Mile calculator.
Also, I met my goal for my Team Salute fundraising. Yay! Actually I went over. I have some awesome friends and family. Here's the only problem.. I'm not really a fan of the Team Salute singlet.
Overall, I'm pretty nervous. Of course, I had to pick the second largest marathon in the world (The New York Marathon is the only one that has more people in it). I think the sheer hugeness of the race is pretty intimidating. But also very exciting. I've always wanted Chicago to be my first.
The weather is supposed to be awesome.
So anyway.. I basically get butterflies whenever I think about it. I'm super-excited and kind of scared to death at the same time. I know I've done everything I could do to prepare for it, but I'm still nervous that I'll have a bad day after all the preparation that I put in. I honestly don't remember the last time I was this nervous before a race. My first half marathon? My first college race? I have no idea. But it's definitely up there.
*deep breath* Okay, how to you prepare and calm yourself for big events like this? Any tips?