Trust the training.
Can you all repeat it with me?
TRUST THE DAMN TRAINING, MEG!
Because I just did the math and the marathon is in 55 days.
That's not that long.
That's really short.
I'm not freaking out, you are!
It doesn't help that this is a step back week. After the 17 miles last week, I only do a long run of 5 miles this week. ONLY. HA! You know you're marathon training when five miles sounds like nothing.
I have got to focus on my cross training. I did weights on Wednesday and feel pretty good about it. Arms and legs and 15 minutes on my stair stepper in five minute intervals. I am ashamed to admit how long it has been since I have lifted a weight. Ah, well. Get back into it, that's all I can do.
Trust that you will have friends spread out through the course to get you over the finish line.