It’s race week!
My 50K is Sunday and I’m more excited for this than anything…
My legs feel fresh and my mental state is sound with only minor fits of taper crazies.
My list of items to pack is made and I’ve been prepping Matt about what he’ll need to do for 5+ hours. He’s a lucky guy.
I’m excited at the prospect of running further than I ever have before. I feel silly calling it an “ultra” even though it technically is. In my mind (and from what I’ve heard) real “ultras” are 50-milers and beyond.
I’m not discounting the toughness of those last 5 miles (more like 5+ miles, since the course historically measures long). No matter how many marathons I run, I’m constantly humbled by how far 26.2 miles really is.
I have some new inspiration though, something to repeat when the going gets tough…”live greater”.
I have mentioned numerous times how much I love my college, St. Joseph’s University. Love may not even be a strong enough word. Obsessed?
Anyway, SJU launched their “live greater” campaign – during the Olympics no less – and the commercials are brilliant.
I have never been more proud to be a SJU alum.
To an outsider the commercial may seem cheesy and a little Brady Bunch-esque but it’s an accurate representation of my 4 years there.
So now I have the prefect mantra to help propel me during those last 5 miles.
See you on the other side, folks!