19 DAYS UNTIL THE NEW YORK MARATHON…

I’m worried.

The marathon is in 19 days.

I haven’t done a long run in three weeks. It’s next week or nothing.

Yeah. I’m worried.

This past weekend I ran with a new partner which, I must admit, was fantastic. New stories. New route. A great time.

But I FELT IT. And we only went 11 miles. Now, I have a feeling that we traveled at a faster pace than my usual, but my Nike+ didn’t capture it so I don’t exactly have proof.

And that leaves me concerned. Because if I was tired and sore after 11 miles, how will I be when staring down an additional 15.2?

And what about that Queensboro Bridge?

Sigh.

On a more positive note, I received my new Mizuno shoes recently and have been giving them a whirl. My shoes came to me as part of my Fitfluential Ambassadorship and their new “Mezamashii Project.”  The Mezamashii Run Project is about helping runners enjoy more brilliant running. (What is not to love about THAT?)

In case you are wondering, “Mezamashii” is a Japanese word that translates to “brilliant” or “eye-opening,” and is deeply rooted in the Japanese heritage of Mizuno, which was founded in Osaka, Japan in 1906.

Don’t ask me how to pronounce it.

I am just loving the shoes. Not only are they beautiful but they are also incredibly lightweight and comfortable. So far, so good. Not sure if I am going to use them in the marathon though. I’m worried about switching so close.

I’ll know more after this weekend’s run, I guess.

Wish me luck…