"What I think a lot of great marathon runners do is envision crossing that finish line.
Visualization is critical. But for me,
I set a lot of little goals along the way to get my mind off that overwhelming goal of 26.2 miles.
I know I've got to get to 5, and 12, and 16, and then I celebrate those little victories along the way."
"Focusing on all the good that came from today instead of being disappointed with thunder that called the marathon off when I was at mile 22.5.
#1 the fact that Mike, Ashton, and Nancy Miller Brachbill braved the rain, wind and cold to cheer for me and give me dry socks and shoes that I so desperately needed at mile 18.
#2 All of the awesome volunteers who cheer for you and encourage you through every step. Champaign-Urbana should be proud.
#3 The funniest race signs. My favorite being Today, Illinois Marathon. Tomorrow, Netflix Marathon. #4 the fact that I was able to run my first half the fastest I have ever run 13.1 miles. At that point I was easily on Boston Qualifying time and I felt amazing.
So while I am disappointed and frustrated with the final outcome, it was not in the plans today to complete my first marathon.
Focusing on the good!"
~Nancy ~ 115/365