Welp, I went to the expo. Nothing to brag about. It was ok. I literally got my packet and left. I was nervous and all the nervous energy in the gym where it was held was making me more nervous. There was something interesting….
I know the picture is small but you get the idea….. That’s the last 3 miles of the race. Mind you the first 23 are pretty much a gradual down, they thought they would save the hills till the end. Assholes.
The packet and bag were pretty lame. Lamest of any race I have done. I got the customary T-shirt and a coupon for my local Y all in a plastic grocery store bag. Like I said, lame.
I got home and tried on my outfit for race day. I am hoping my bib holds up ok on my shorts.
The amount of love and support I have gotten is unreal. Not just today but throughout all my training for this race. From facebook messages to emails and texts, I am so grateful. I have spent at least the last 15 weeks talking about this race, talking about my training and everything/anything related to running. In the interim, I have converted a few run-haters into love-runners. Heck, I even have a friend that didn’t run her first half yet and is already thinking about her first full.
No matter what happens tomorrow I know I am leaving it all out there. I KNOW I will PR, I KNOW I can BQ but I also know unexpected shit can happen. I am hoping for the best and just running my race giving it all I got. I am also going to make sure I HAVE FUN. I think it is easy for me to get lost in the numbers and the goals but I also need to remember that I trained hard and worked my ass off, I don’t want it to suck regardless of my performance.
See ya after I kick some 26.2 ASS!