…I’m ready to go!
We’re leaving bright and early tomorrow morning. I must say, I’m super excited!!
My shoulder is achy and my hip feels funny, but I’m counting on those being taper pains. I was also stung in the butt by a wasp and thankfully didn’t have side effects other than an itchy rump! And I have a nasty black toenail/blood blister under one of my toenails. I left it for too long and now it’s too late to deal with it. Hopefully it stays intact for the race!
Here’s what I do know: (and I’ll superstitiously knock on wood for these!)
- My last couple runs and bikes have felt strong. My legs are ready to motor!
- Long story short, my husband is now doing the race! I am SO happy! It doubles the excitement threshold.
- My family and friends are incredible.
- I’m excited to tackle a tough course and look forward to the challenge.
- Ignorance is bliss. Everyone advises to drive the bike course beforehand. I’m standing strong and not doing it. I don’t want to be intimidated. I’ll face the hills when I’m on them.
- The weather forecast is not hot! Last Sunday it was 34/93 degrees. Most sites show highs of 20/68 to 25/77 for race day. (Fingers crossed for no rain or hail!)
- I’m going to try not to be bothered by things that are out of my control (like the weather).
- There are 2,999 people registered.
- I am number 2093 and Kelly is number 209.
- I can’t wait for the buzzing energy around Penticton. I really can’t wait for the insane energy before the swim starts!
Thanks to all of you for your amazing encouragement. I’ll be thinking of it when I hit rough spots during the race. Send us some positive energy on Sunday!
What has gotten you through tough training sessions or races?