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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 336: The Day Before the Race

Well, this is it kids. I've trained for an entire year to run in the Los Angeles Marathon. All the painful runs, the endless search for the best fitted running shoe, visiting the podiatrist to get fitted for orthodics, early morning runs before the sun was up, blisters, aches, pains, nauseousness, stomach rumblings, frustration ... I mean with all these symptoms it's a wonder anyone would go through with the actual run!

I'm not exaggerating when I say there were runs over the past year t
hat were downright brutal. Intense pain to the point of excruciating. I just wouldn't let up. I want to run this race and finish and I can't let my mind, or my body be weak.

But today it is all about staying focused and being mentally prepared to face the day tomorrow. Go to bed early, wake at 3:30 a.m. and don't look back.

I remember telling my friend and trainer Melody Roset, "I want to run a marathon in honor of my 50th Birthday," ... that was a year ago... I couldn't even run one mile without being winded... I couldn't even visualize running 26 miles... couldn't comprehend it... but e
very week we ran one more mile, one more mile... I ran a 5k, then a 10k, then a half marathon.... I trained VERY, VERY hard.

I was focused, committed and goal driven. For those of you who know me well, you know that if I commit to something, somebody, I will follow through. I will not let you down and I will not let myself down.

Run Robyn Run!


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Thank you so much for your interest in my 49th year! I appreciate your support! -Robyn