Saturday, January 14, 2012

All for Tomorrow


Over eight hundred training miles. Nearly two hundred hours on the trail, or the treadmill, or pumping weights.
Nine months of rising before the sun on Saturdays to get in a long run. Furiously juggling work, family and a training programme. Cold showers, early nights, stifled yawns.
Befriending muscle pain, till the quadriceps and hamstrings just stopped crying out in despair.
A whole new lexicon- long slow runs, tempo runs, speed workouts.

Everything leading to this moment.
Bib pinned to my chest, timing-chip on my shoe.
Me, and Twenty-six point one miles. Tomorrow.

I hope I give it my best.

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5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - You will. I know you will. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you the best. Wish I could be there to see you sail through to the finish...

Faith Pray said...

Wow, Rayna. You are amazing. May it be worth every minute for you. What an accomplishment!

Diandra said...

Wishing you success!

SueAnn said...

You have already given your best..all you need do now is run!
Good luck
Hugs
SueAnn

Donna B. said...

May you run with wings on your feet feeling stronger each step you take...You are such a determined, prolific person...you make things happen and weave your life around it. I admire you Rayna...Best of luck I know you will do well.

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