As you may have already heard, I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend.
I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. It's my second marathon, and I actually have a time goal. If I don't run this thing in two-and-a-half hours I'm quitting running forever.
Just kidding. My only goals are to finish and to not poop my pants. I'm setting the bar high. Anyway, I thought I'd reflect on the past four months of marathon training with a few numbers:
407: miles I've run since July 1
39,400: number of calories burned from running since July 1
2: number of times I treated myself to a Carl's Jr. Super Star with Cheese
930: number of calories in a Carl's Jr. Super Star with Cheese
0: number of regrets about either of those ridiculously delicious sandwiches
0: number of miles in the rain
20: number of miles in hot Santa Ana winds
Billions: times I fantasized about cold Coke Classic during a long run
3: number of bottles of Coke Classic I drank during the course of my training
2,600: approximate number of miles from my apartment in Southern California to the race in Washington, D.C.
26.2: miles in a marathon; or approximately one percent of the distance I'll need to travel to the race itself
3-4: number of times someone has asked me how many miles are in my marathon
2: number of pairs of running shoes I've owned since July 1
0: number of toenails I've lost (I'm happy to say I've never lost a toenail in my entire life. I think I'd really wig out if it ever happened.)
Infinite: the amount of happiness I will feel when I actually finish this thing
And, at last:
24972: my bib number. Follow me this Sunday at the #38thMCM!