OH MY GOSH!!!!
My race is this weekend!
Seriously in two days I will be waking up super early so I can run 13 miles!
That’s my race bib and my cousins. Apparently when you pay a bunch of money and run a bunch of miles they personalize your bib.
I am packing for the race tomorrow and need to go to the store to get snacks. Because when you run that much you burn some serious calories and I don’t want to pass out on the road. Of course I have a list made. And I will probably over pack.
The weather is looking pretty good, not too hot, and some clouds to keep us from over heating.
I decided that Darcy and I needed matching shirts. But not shirts that match every other runner.
So of course I got out my freezer paper and Cameo and made a stencil.
Don’t they look good. After some failure with spray fabric paint and technical tee, I went back to what I knew would work.
So last weekend we did a taper off run, meaning it was still far, but less than 9 miles. The plan was to run 8, but Darcy’s GPS on her phone stopped for a bit and her Map My Run app didn’t record about a mile. But mine did (whew), so we did get an accurate reading, we just ran farther than we anticipated.
Ian was recovering from his adenoids/tonsillectomy and woke up about the time I was getting ready to leave. He had been wanting to go on a run with me, so I relented and let him come. This meant I had to push the stroller, which with him was about 45 lbs!
So around the eight and a half mile marker I was loosing it. I was so tired and worn out that I would shuffle a few running steps then had to walk. Of course I had to get back to my car, so I had to walk and ‘run’ to get there. Then we had to-die-for-pastries at the French Bakery that we just happened to park next to.
I got two more 5 mile runs in this week to keep me prepared for the race.
I’m nervous and excited. Plus, there is wine at the end. And a medal.
Just. Keep. Running.
C25K interval information can be found here