I woke up yesterday morning at 5am. I had been mostly awake since 4am (I’ve woken up around 4am every day since about a month before Rags died because he always had to go pee then), but finally dragged myself out of bed around 5:15. I got dressed in essentially what I am planning to wear on April 17 – black sports bra, blue synthetic granny panties, black Athleta “Finish Fast” tank, black Athleta “Dobby Be Free” knickers, my new white Balega “Ultra Light No Show” socks (still on the fence about these), my Mizuno Wave Rider 20 running shoes, and – of course – my DFMC singlet. I also wore my Flipbelt to hold my phone and a couple of GU (I wouldn’t need these this morning but I wanted to see how it felt wearing them on me) energy gels. I headed out on a 3-mile, nonstop run – my first run without walk breaks in about a month – and felt great! It was warm but I wasn’t uncomfortably hot. Nothing chafed and my foot didn’t bother me at all, so I think it’s safe to say I’m out of the woods.
When I got home from run, I saw an email notifying me that I’d received a donation “In Memory of Taty.” Taty is my In-Memory patient, and such a big inspiration for this marathon. That donation got me to $8,0001 – meaning I have less than $2,000 to go to my $10,000 goal and I get to wear a Pacesetter patch on Marathon Monday!