Marathon Journal: Running Expo
March 19, 2010
Went to the running expo and picked up my bib number. I’m number 9629 if you want to go to the LA Marathon website and follow along online and make fun of me if I fail.
I got a new pair of earbuds, 12 packets of Gu and a little pack that holds a few items that goes around the waist. There’s this system where I can over-hydrate on Friday, and let the body balance it all back out on Saturday to keep from over-hydrating on Sunday.
I’m sure I’m not supposed to wear the shirt until I finish the marathon but I don’t care! I’m wearing it! It looks stupid with a big rainbow on the front. It looks like it’s for the West Hollywood Marathon. I wish it had skulls and monsters all over it and even the West Hollywood guys would still like it.
The last few days showed that my mental game was non-existent. I have a new plan to just blow it all off and not care. I’m going to the lowest common denominator of just having fun on this one and hope my appetite builds as the race goes on.
The Shuffle is getting loaded up with music and some apologetics from my friends at Stand To Reason… my pal Brian Godawa was on the show with my pal Greg Koukl so it should help a lot of the time to pass by.
One booth at the expo was from a running chapel where these Christian ladies will promise to pray for me during the race. That was really cool, my people have my back. They gave me a Gospel of John. I need prayer all right.
“Here we goooOOOooo!” – Peter Pan