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Last Post Before My First Marathon…Nervous! Big Dose of Inspiration Found Here

Sunday morning runners like myself will gather before sunrise at the starting line for the St. Louis Rock and Roll Marathon.  The best time to view the Orionids Meteor shower will be in those pre-dawn hours.

To get the details for the meteor shower click here.

I’m spending today preparing for race weekend.

  • Prayer,
  • Positive mantra’s,
  • Listen to Favorite Songs
  • Walk 2 miles,
  • Stretching
  • Lots of water,
  • Checking off lists,
  • Packing,
  • Watching DVR‘ed 2012 London Olympic Women’s Marathon and
  • Reading excerpts from Jeff Graboskey’s book, Running with God Across America.

I can feel anxiety beginning to build.  Nervous.

  • Here’s a picture of Women’s Marathon from 2012 Olympics

  • Favorite Scripture Quote:  Anything is possible through Christ Who Strengthens Me  
  • Below are my favorite “power packed” running video’s of great inspiration.  For my team mates and all runners…take it all in – this is for you.

Edison Pena, Chilean Miner that ran NYC Marathon after he was rescued gives his impersonation of Elvis on David Letterman – Love this

Thanks to my husband who supports me always in everything I do…

My next post will be after the marathon.  I will be running from 7 am until at least 12:30 pm (CST).  Appreciate your prayers and support for me and my team mates.

9 comments on “Last Post Before My First Marathon…Nervous! Big Dose of Inspiration Found Here

  1. Dolores says:

    Good Luck Anne! You’ll do great, you got this!

    1. Anne says:

      Thanks Dolores! After Jim’s Bypass surgery in January 2010, if you wouldn’t have pushed me to move forward with training, I wouldn’t have done it. That was 4 half marathons ago…and now the full.

      Thanks for the nudge – can always count on you!

  2. Amy says:

    Good luck this weekend! Crossing the finish line will be well worth all the pain along the way!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration! I’ll be thinking of you this weekend. Go get ’em!!

    1. Anne says:

      Thinking of you too Sarah! Good luck!

  4. If you see this before your marathon Anne may it inspire you. If not, well, maybe save it for the next one!

    When I was searching for something to allow me to refocus my running and rejuvenate my interest I thought long and hard about what running should mean to me to make it enjoyable and fun. I came up with this verse which I paired up with a beautiful shot of a oceanside running trail in San Diego. I had a static cling made which now covers one of the side windows of my Dodge Journey. Here it is…

    Let your feet take care of the miles,
    The clock take care of the minutes,
    And God take care of you…
    Embrace the journey
    Enjoy the ride!

    Best wishes to you on your marathon Anne!

    1. Anne says:

      Ray, I finished! God certainly played a big part. I prayed as I ran especially after mile 19. The last 6 miles were extremely hard. Blessings to you for thinking of my first marathon run!

      1. That’s wonderful Anne! Congratulations and kudos to you for asking God for strength those last miles! It certainly is an incredible physical feat… if it were so easy, everyone would do it!

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