Aug 31, 2007


it's official. i just registered for the marathon. i remember this moment last year: the anxiety upon clicking that final button was so palpable i needed a paper bag to breathe into.

and so, i just repeated the whole process again -
and like the wednesday nights when i get a little OCD about checking my alarm
so i don't miss my big dog pickup: was that am or pm? --

i did the same with my registration ... ok, all set.
wait -this is the COLUMBUS marathon site, yes? ok yes.
c-o-l-o-m-b-u-s. ok. good. check again. c-o-l-u-m-b-u-s.
and the marathon circle is checked? not the half.
marathon. marathon. m-a-r-a-t-h-o-n.
not the half. marathonmarathonmarathon.
ok! go! click that button!

50 days left. i didn't need a paper bag. not yet anyway.


Gotta Run..... said...

I can so relate to your post. Just this week I had one more event to register for for October. Should I mail it? Should I wait? What if I miss getting into the event? The whole heat/fainting thing has really freaked me out. Talk about ODC!! I am over the top with it right now!

Enjoy the rest of your rest day.

Laurel said...

Awesome!!! Columbus will be my first marathon. I'll see you there! :)

Anonymous said...

congrats !! proud for you


Unknown said...

Imagine how we felt when we had to send a $600 deposit to the tour company for Medoc!!

I'm already sending good vibes your way.

Tall Girl Running said...

Congrats, Suzanne! The journey of 26.2 miles begins with the click of the mouse. ;-)

CoachBriany said...


You picked a great marathon. I ran this marathon on no sleep. Its flat and the temperature should just right.

Is this your first. I am running my 7th with a 6 year hiatus. I felt the same way on Mother's Day when I signed up for the Marine Corps.

Vickie said...

I think you are going to make it! The countdown begins.

Anonymous said...

congrats on signing up. I was suppose to run Columbus a few years back but unfortunately ended up with a stress fracture in my foot 5 weeks out. i still went with my friend to watch and cheer her on. Organization at Expo was good and temps were great. Good luck!! I thought/am thinking about running the half this year. not decided!