I am FREAKING OUT about this marathon. While I've been stretching and doing a lot of cross-training, I haven't really run very much in the last week. First it was the IT band pain, and now I seem to be coming down with a cold. Seriously? Now is not the time for my body to crap out on me. I was going to run today but when I woke up with the glands on my neck the size of ping pong balls, I decided against it. I am definitely planning on getting some runs in at some point this week but I'm nervous. Really nervous. So nervous that I'm having really vivid, scary nightmares about the marathon. One included me having no legs and being yelld at to run, and in another I got assaulted by one of the Disney characters as I passed the 10 mile marker.
I feel as though I've lost my running mojo. I was in such a good place before I had this mini injury of mine. Now I just feel.. blah and disappointed in myself and my body. Will you all please, please tell me that I'm being ridiculous and that I'm going to be fine? And that it's my first marathon and that I don't have to do anything except survive? Also, if you can tell me how irrational I am being and how much I'm overreacting, that'd be great too.
Any advice for how to stop being your own worst enemy before a big race? HELP!