well, i can't believe it's down to the final week before the marathon. i remember when we had over 100 days left to train! now it's down to 6days, and only about 2 training runs left... i think i can do it! =) we've done most of the training runs, only skipped a few - and i think i'm ready! battled a bad back all weekend, but that was loosening up and feeling better on the last long run tonight. 8 miles and no back pain, so i think i'm good. fingers crossed!