Friday, October 18, 2013

48 Hours!!


I've trained for 12 weeks for this and now it is just 48 hours away!!  YIKES!!

I have been fighting a cruddy cold that is trying to creep in and I think I may be winning the battle.  I've been taking Vitamin C, drinking lots of chamomile tea, lounging in long hot baths and downing ibuprofen and acetaminophen like they are M&Ms.  I've been running outside the last couple of runs to get my lungs used to the colder weather.  I am doing all I can to be in tip top shape for Sunday.

I have been stressing over clothes a little.  It's supposed to be chilly, but not terribly so.  I did buy a pair of Nike long running pants and tried them out last night.  I like them.  They have a pouch in the back that hold my phone so I tried it and it only bothered me minimally.  I am pretty sure I'll wear an old sweater to the start line and then discard and donate at the start line or in the first couple miles on the sidelines.  I also bought some Nike running gloves.  I've liked them so far.  My hands get so cold when I run.  Even if I don't have sleeves I'm sure I'll still want those gloves.  I have one more 3 mile run in my schedule which I'll do tomorrow morning in the cold and make sure I'm comfortable with all of my choices.  

Mostly I'm just trying to keep my head in the game.  I'm trying to stay focused.  I get stressed out when I think of the race day too much so I just focus on today's goals and try not to look ahead.  I'm scared to jinx myself at this point!

My sweet, sweet husband has used his hotel points and gotten us a hotel just 3 blocks from the starting line on Sunday morning.  I'm so happy that I'll be so close and not have to worry about getting the kids up extra early, traffic or parking problems.  I'm also super happy that the whole family wants to be there to support me.  Because the run means nothing if I don't have them in the end!

So, it will start tomorrow when we go to the convention center for the Expo and pick up my race packet.  We'll hang out in Denver and enjoy a nice relaxing family day.  My next post probably won't be until after the race.  If you think about it, pray for me.  My goal is to finish.  I would like to do it in under 2:40 but that is secondary to just getting across the finish line.

Now I'm off to start hydrating!  My least favorite part of the prerace routines...but it must be done!

Happy Running!


Tanya Gray said...

Good Luck!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the Roamin' Cat said...

God bless you. Meet me Upstairs.

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