The signs have shown up

Yes, that was the sign I was waiting for! They finally put it up today. This is the sign they put up at all the on-ramps to the Ronald Reagan Parkway a few days before they close it for the Run The Reagan.

I have watched this sign go up in years past, and just got aggravated because I was going to have to take alternate routes on that Saturday. I could never believe they would close this major road just so some runners, walkers, and bikers could use it for the day. What an inconvenience to the rest of us! Now, I am on the other side, one of those that will be using it so they have to close it!

Just another sign (literally) that the race is nearing. Man, even though I am stressed (just put in a 12 hour day) and worried about my ankle, I am absolutely pumped about this Saturday! It can't get here soon enough! I just hope it doesn't take me till 7:00 pm to finish the race.... considering it starts at 8:00 am :)


  1. Good luck with the race. Hope everything goes well.

  2. just makes it seem all the more real. Have you got your race number yet? That's when it hits me that I am in the race for real.

  3. Friday at noon. I will be there shortly after they open with the numbers. I am working from home Friday.

    I am sure I will be a basket case come Friday. :)

  4. Heh. I hope my word verification for my comment here is no indicator for your race... it's amhhell. LOL

    You're ready for this, Tim. Don't sweat it. ;-)

    The marathon I'm running is so small (less than 300 actual marathoners) that they don't even close some of the roads to traffic.

  5. oh my gawd Tim, I'm soooo excited for you!!! Trust me, you are on the right side of the barricade!!!

    Have an awesome run, believe in yourself, you will "do your best, finish with heart".

    Looking forward to hearing all about your run, the good, the bad and the ugly of'll be fine!!

    your friend in running,

  6. Good luck tomorrow! Have a blast, Tim! You're gonna do just fine.

  7. Tim-
    Good luck tomorrow!!! Go out there and have fun with it. I haven't read all of your blog yet so you may have already done this. I know you live over that way and probably drive Reagan a good bit but go drive it this afternoon and take note of where the longer hills are and what your strategy is for those areas.
    Don't let the start suck you out too fast- it is deceivingly down hill at the start and it is easy to take off too fast.
    Your last 1.5 miles or so before the turn around at the end is a slight uphill but not too bad- the good part is you get to run downhill for a bit after the turn around.
    When you are coming back aroud Five Forks that hill is pretty steep and long. Cut your tangents and be patient going up and you'll do fine on it.

    I wish I was going to be over running it with you but unfortunately injuries are not going to let me this year.

    Can't wait for your race report!!

  8. I'm cheering you on!!! I can't wait to hear how it goes! Time your adrenaline at the start with that downhill he was talking about. It's crazy how much adrenaline you have at the beginning and how quickly it ceases when you realize you have 12 more miles to go. ;) I believe in you and know that you will kill my mini-marathon times. Praying for you, cuz... Love to you and the family!

  9. Good luck! It's much more exciting this way, isn't it?

  10. Thanks all for stopping by and wishing me luck!

    Off to the races!

  11. Good luck! It's much more exciting this way, isn't it?