My bib number is 27097 and tomorrow morning when the gun sounds I'll be standing still with the 16,000 other race participants Houston is hosting. (You pretty much stand still until those in front move out of the way and you can finally cross the starting line.)
I'm nervous. I want to believe that I can do this in the time allotted. I just finished a 5.2 mile jog/walk and averaged about 13 minutes a mile. When I was through, I had energy to spare. I'd better. I'll be doing 13.1 miles tomorrow.