Running a marathon tomorrow. Eek.
I’ve been planning and preparing for this for so long that I can’t believe it’s actually time to go do this thing. I’ve had a pretty-much-perfect final day of preparation though! I went for a shakeout run at Highbury Fields parkrun this morning – I was in two minds about doing it, because I didn’t want to sap my energy for tomorrow, but I’m really glad I did because I had a great run and it’s given me a lot of confidence for the race. It also made me aware that my watch had randomly switched itself back from miles to kilometres, so I’ve been able to fix that. I would not have been best pleased if I’d only discovered that after I set off tomorrow.
The rest of the day has been spent eating and making arrangements for eating. Geth and I discovered a nice new breakfast place where I was able to have pancakes, and we booked a table at an Italian restaurant so that I could eat all the pasta (and all the garlic pizza bread, and all the mozzarella salad, and all the ice cream…) this evening.
People have been unbelievably generous and my RNLI fundraising total on my JustGiving page is racking up nicely! Thank you so much if you’ve donated – I really, really appreciate it.
I’m very nervous, but I’ve got my plan, and I know I can do this. See you on the other side!
Today’s earworm playlist:
Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass
The Midnight – Crystalline
The Midnight – Days Of Thunder
The Midnight – Gloria
Duran Duran – Late Bar
David Guetta and Sia – Flames
And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:
Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)