It’s go time.
I just told Eric that I don’t think I’ve ever been this relaxed before a marathon.
I just finished up my playlist for my iPod Shuffle. Yes, I’m still using a shuffle. Yes, I did just waste $20 on songs that are already on my Spotify playlist just to have them on this little blue shuffle that I pray makes it through tomorrow without dying. I’m thinking of bringing a backup iPod Shuffle because it’s good to prepare for the worst when hoping for the best.
Hopefully tomorrow night I will be able to say the worst thing that happened to me during the race was something as silly as my iPod dying.
The last time I ran Marine Corps Marathon was rough. I was in a period of my life where I was getting dizzy on almost every run. It was one of the worst periods of my life. I won’t say though that I wish things had been different. I am exactly who I am right now, someone who has a completely different perspective on life, because of the crap I went through. That being said I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy. One day soon I’ll have the courage to write about it all.
Tomorrow I’m opening up my mental file cabinet. I’m pulling out the one from MCM 2016 and I’m going to leave it at the start with my throw away gear. I don’t need the file anymore. I have a new one, with stars all over it, waiting to take its place.