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Ready or Not...Tomorrow is Almost Here!

by Ryan Kelly

It's race week in Fargo. The Fargo Marathon means this is one of the most buzzed about weeks of the entire year. This is not just a mother marathon however - it's the 10th anniversary - and my 5th anniversary of running the half marathon.

Over the years, I have learned a lot. What to do...and what not to do.

Let's start with what TO do:

  • TRAIN (which I have not done a good job at. At all!)
  • Get a plenty of sleep
  • Drink a lot of water prior the race
  • Buy a cute outfit the day before the race for good luck:)

Now...what NOT to do:

  • Apply a self-applied spray tan to my face
  • Experiment with make-up (i.e. waterproof)
  • Indulge in a big bowl of frozen yogurt the night before the race
  • Eat a steak the night before the race

I won't divulge too much. However, I will tell you that I completed the 4th item under 'What TO do!'

I can't wait for tomorrow! I am looking forward to a new route; the crowd cheering us on - and running with my BFFL. (Best Friend for Life)