Saturday, November 17, 2007

I’m Off To Philadelphia!

Alright, folks, I’m done with all the preparation. My heart is beating out of my chest, my hands are sweaty, and I’m so nervous I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight. I’ve been training hard for days, weeks, and months for this big race, so I think I’m ready. Wish me luck!

What…what is it, you say? You think I’m crazy to go to Philly to run their marathon three weeks after the NYCM? Yeah, if that were the case, I really would need to get my head examined. No. Actually, I’m doing a little 4 mile race in Central Park and then heading to Philadelphia so I can take my specialty licensing examination there on Monday. For those who are not in my trade, it’s equivalent to the bar exam for lawyers. It’s somewhat important that I do well, and that’s why I’ve been kind of MIA on the running blog these past couple of weeks, concentrating on mental training of another kind. But never fear, I’ll be back with a vengeance after my exam for some more interesting content as I start the preparation for Boston (which I still haven’t decided whether I’m running yet, but that’s another post for another day…) In the meantime, best of luck for those who are running the real Philadelphia Marathon tomorrow. (It’s a bit too late for that too, I know.)

5 comments:

Frayed Laces said...

To quote the Waterboy: You can doooooo it!

In Ardua Tendit said...

Just remember not to collapse at the end of the exam and ask the examiner to carry you to the nearest port-a-potty...

All the best - if your approach to the exam is anything like your approach to the marathon, you'll sail through!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Working on the board certification in pediatrics? AWESOME!! I have no doubt you will be triumphant. Maybe get a run in to calm the nerves?? As the 3 year old says, "that would feel me better."

Good luck!!

Jamie said...

can't wait to hear how it went. I'm sure you no problems!

AndyTheRunner said...

Good luck on the exam, I'm sure you'll do fine.
I expect you will do Boston too. The nice thing about Boston is that is does not fill up like NYC and Chicago you can wait to register until the last minute. Hotels are different get a hotel early

 
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