Inspired by Lauren‘s post to follow her during the Philly marathon (she’s another Baltimore blogger that’s running Philly… although she’ll be running it MUCH faster than I am), I thought I’d share the same information with my faithful readers.
The Philadelphia Marathon is offering something called F.U.N. Runner Tracking:
This exciting feature allows friends and family who are not running to track their favorite runners on the course and receive split times and finish information instantly via pager, text message or e-mail. Check back on our website closer to race day and sign up for F.U.N. Runner tracking.
If you’re interested in checking out my split times (or just to make sure I finished the damn marathon) – my bib number is 8920. I laughed out loud when I saw that I originally predicted that I’d finish the marathon between 4:16-4:30 because as of right now, I’m sure I’ll be posting a 6+ hour finish time.
But to the haters of my slow-pokiness, I challenge you to physically exert yourself for over 6 hours. When you’re done, we’ll talk about how awful your legs feel and how you’d love nothing more than an ICE bath and to poop (but not at the same time because who wants to sit in a tub with poop?). Thankyouverymuch.
I will have my cell phone with me (mostly in case of an emergency or in case I can’t find Jeremy at the finish line) and am contemplating tweeting during my run. I should probably focus more on the fact that I’m participating in my FIRST marathon.
Running a marathon was something that I never dreamed would be possiblein my life. Although I am ill-prepared due to injury – I am still going to go for it and give it everything I’ve got. I will leave my heart on that course. Perhaps tweeting isn’t wise. But if you have my number – feel free to send me encouraging messages! :-)
My awesomely amazing marathon friend sent me this bit of advice:
Have good mental attitude and just try to relax which I know sounds crazy. A lot of things will be going through your head and sometimes I feel like on race day as you cross the start line everything kind of settles and you can just enjoy your run.Remember your mental capability is stronger than your physical.