Well, it's finally here. The culmination of 4 months of training. All the early morning, late evening, and long weekend runs will finally pay off. In about 12 hours I'll be arriving on Staten Island for what will seem like the longest 3 hours of my life. The time where you sit around and just wait to start running. I'll be anxious, I'll be nervous, and I'll be really excited. I'll be surrounded by 40,000 people, but completely off in my own world. I'll be focused, concentrating and picturing the race. I'll be running the greatest race in the world - the NYC marathon.
On a side note, we also had a nice dinner with some of the members of Team Boomer this evening. It's really amazing to see so many people come together from different walks of life for one reason. Everyone in the room had their own connection to CF. Whether they have it, one of their children, nieces, or nephews have it or just someone they care about has it I'm truly grateful for everything these folks have done and will continue to do. They've sacrificed and dedicated their time and efforts to train and raise money and wear the Team Boomer t-shirts. Words do not even do justice to how I feel.
With that said, I hope all my friends running have a good race and those drinking think of me when they crack that first beer. See ya at the bar afterwards!!!