I’ve put in the miles. I’ve done the speed work. I’m exactly where I want to be right now. In fact, I don’t think that I’ve ever felt stronger. Bring it on!
When I first thought about registering for the Niagara Falls half-marathon, friends warned me about the likelihood of horrible weather. “But it’s fall,” I thought, “and you can end up with bad weather anywhere.” I liked the idea of running Niagara because it is so close to home. Besides, after having a DNS a few years ago (due to pneumonia), getting back there has been a bit of a monkey on my back. So, on Sunday morning, I will be toeing the line in Niagara. And, then, I plan to tear up that course.
My gear is washed and hanging dry. The must-have items (puffer, shoes, socks, sunglasses, hair elastics and gels) are packed and ready to go. Mother Nature is on my side as she is still promising near-perfect race conditions on Sunday morning. I am ready!