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It’s Gonna Sting

Racing is my ultimate climax. It doesn’t matter if I’ve trained for it, or if I’m hungover on race day morning: when I toe that line I know that I will twist and squeeze the living Jesus fuck out of my body so that by the time I cross the finish line, I will have nothing left. Each and every single sorted memory that carried even the tiniest bit of pain and angst will be pounded out onto the course. My body itself will turn to cell dust. Each and every race day, I become a human sacrifice for my own spiritual conversion.

I’m worried about my ability to break 3 hours in this son of a bitch. I’m not going to lie: I do not feel confident in my physicality. But my mind? If I could only separate my body and spirit, sit them across from each other in a deserted bar somewhere in the dehydrating heat of summer, give them both a Corona and lime and come up with a compromise, I would say that right now, my body can pull off a 3:03 marathon on Saturday’s course. But my mind? A 2:58.

I have a strong body. But I have a stronger will.

Which brings me to an even 3 hours.

My taper has been predictable: I feel flat, heavy, bloated, sick and slow= the recipe for a PR. Every single piece of shit memory is at the top of my mind right now, ready to be slapped around on Saturday.

I’m ready for this.

 

 

{ 21 comments… add one }
  • Helly June 16, 2016, 7:00 pm

    Yeah you are!!!! Get it!!! I’ll be cheering my little heart out here in the desert ♡

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 16, 2016, 7:02 pm

      They have athlete trackers but it’s only for US cell phones so Andrew can’t even get any notifications. BLOWS.

      • Helly June 16, 2016, 8:07 pm

        Well now, that means *I* can track you! I could send Andrew instagram message updates, lol!

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 16, 2016, 9:34 pm

          YES! Or if you have imessage then it’s free for us in all of north america, if it’s free for you?

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run June 16, 2016, 7:11 pm

    Go get it, Suzy!!!! Get pissed off and get your sub 3. We are all rooting for you. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 16, 2016, 7:13 pm

      I’m so good at being pissed off. If pissed off earned me a sub-3 I would have done it 38 years ago.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes June 16, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Go Suzy! You are so ready, physically and mentally. This is going to be your race! I already signed up to track you and I’ll be cheering you on!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 17, 2016, 12:26 pm

      Omg okay this is exciting!!! It’s so cool knowing that while I run through those little clicker things that you’ll know exactly where I am! So neat!!!

  • Allie June 17, 2016, 3:06 am

    GO GET IT. Your body follows your mind = WIN. I have zero doubts you will destroy that course with both.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 17, 2016, 12:26 pm

      I’ll fkn MAKE MY BODY follow my mind! HELL YEAHHHH!!!

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe June 17, 2016, 3:55 am

    What would Nikki Minaj do? Well she wouldn’t run a marathon, but if she did, she would come out with guns blazing. Now, don’t shit yourself and give it hell.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 17, 2016, 12:25 pm

      That’s my plan, yo.

  • Gretchen June 17, 2016, 5:15 am

    You got this girlfriend!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 17, 2016, 12:25 pm

      Thanks, sisterfriend!

  • Amy Lauren June 17, 2016, 6:22 am

    Good luck and I can’t wait to see how you do! I hope the results are online/tracking so I can see right after the race happens. Have a safe trip and great run- you are ready!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 17, 2016, 12:22 pm

      I’ll post something on Insta as soon as I finish!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets June 17, 2016, 6:57 am

    The mind always win. You got this!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 17, 2016, 12:21 pm

      Thanks Meghannnnn!!!

  • Wendy Heath June 17, 2016, 12:52 pm

    You have GOT THIS. You are fierce, you are amazing, you are my inspiration.. . You chew that marathon up as it chews on you and spit up a 2:59 😉 Sending you lots of good energy and vibes for this!!!

  • Kelly Ens June 17, 2016, 4:05 pm

    you’ll get it.
    you’ve got it.

  • Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles June 18, 2016, 6:28 am

    good luck!!!

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