At 8:30 am tomorrow morning I will toe the line at my first full marathon. It's been a long, hard road getting here. I've nurtured more than a few minor injuries along the way, endured multiple cortisone injections in my right hip and even had a pacemaker implanted on 12 August to correct an irregular heartbeat. I've had to sacrifice a lot of hunting time to make this happen. When the Saturday long-mileage training runs get in the 15 to 22 mile range, most folks are finished for the weekend. I am one of those folks. You just don't feel like hiking in or climbing that afternoon or the next day. Then there are the other three runs during the week: Speed work sessions on Monday and Wednesday and an easy run on Thursday. All of that doesn't leave a lot of time to hunt. Two weeks ago this past Tuesday I ran the longest training run of the program, which was 22 miles. I've been tapering since then. My stomach is in knots and I'm very nervous. I know what's coming and I'm filled with both excitement and apprehension. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you to everyone on here who donated. I'll say it one more time: You people are awesome!