Training is all but over. Tomorrow is a rest day so that means I hit the gym and stretch for an eternity. Then Saturday is a quick mile and a half run then thats it. Then it’s race day.
This week has been crazy. It seems that most of it has been spent making sure everyone who is coming to watch is all set with their plans. This week was also my “media week”. I did my interview for CBS Morning Show which will air on the Monday following the marathon. It will run nationally so everyone will have a chance to see it. I took some pictures at the finish line for the NYRR results magazine, and today I was interviewed by the New York Times. The article will run in tomorrows paper. I don’t really know how to respond to all of it. I was just running to challenge myself and raise money for CF and now it has taken on a life of it’s own. I am so happy that CF is getting the publicity and attention and hopefully some young person with CF will see it and be inspired to follow their dreams without feeling like CF will hold them back.
I went to the expo today and picked up my race number. It was very exciting and somewhat overwhelming down there. A bunch of vendors selling their wares, to the point where I felt like I couldn’t really focus. I sort of aimlessly wandered around for about 45 minutes picking up random samples of energy bars and whatever else people were handing out. I am picturing the race in my head all the time. I am getting emotional about half a dozen times a day thinking about it. Sunday is going to be an amazing day. I predict lots of tears. Tears of joy not pain.
My lungs feel alright. Luckily, better than last week. The way my lungs were feeling last week was making me a bit nervous; some blood, lots of thick mucus. Not as bad this week. Nothing else to do but extra airway clearance and deal with whatever they feel like on race day.
I want to thank everyone who has been following me through the training. Your support and encouragement have been a great help in getting me through this. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. I love you all. I’ll probably blog before the race but I wanted to say it now.
To donate to Team Boomer, fight Cystic Fibrosis and help me reach my fundraising goal you can go to http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kevindwyer/2011INGNYCMarathon
Thanks For Reading.
And don’t forget…CF Sucks!