Okay, so there's 12 days till the Florence marathon and I haven't felt like running much lately. In fact, the only thing I have felt like doing is crawling into bed and sleeping for about a month. Like Ted, I seem to have lost some of my motivation. Bottom line: this is not good.
So, to try to get back in the running spirit, I thought I would focus on race day preparations. Here's where you marathoners come in. Basically, I want to know everything. What are your pre and post races do's and don'ts? What do you wish you had known/done prior to running your first marathon? Did you ever suffer from a lack of motivation before the race? If so, how did you conquer it? Also, how on god's green earth do you all survive marathon training with actual jobs?! Except for deadlines, I pretty much set my own daily work schedule and I haven't been able to balance things well at all. At least not well enough to not feel run down and cranky all the time.
While I await your words of wisdom, I'm going to try to get some work done while also searching for a pirated copy of Spirit of the Marathon on the web. That might get me excited to run again.