You're in mile 18 and all you have to do is get to the next water station. Up ahead you see them. The group of happy cheering volunteers handing out half-filled paper cups of water. Only a few more steps and aawwhh! You're there! Take a break! Walk a few minutes! And enjoy the sights and sounds. You deserve it!
It took a lot of going back and forth on this and I'm just not in it this time. My feet feel fine, but my mind just isn't in it. Maybe it's just taper jitters. Maybe I'm scared. Maybe a cute friend from high school is in town and I'd much rather hang out with him. (I'd go with the last one!) I really just want to have fun. After everything I've been through, I deserve a little hooting and hollering! Race recap to follow.