Friday, August 7, 2009

The day before the big race

Today is the night before my first 5K. So most people don't think a 3.1 mile race is a big accomplishment but for me it is HUGE.
I am asking myself if am I really prepared to do this?
I guess I felt the exact same way last week when I was preparing to climb a mountain. I made it though and I was fully prepared. I am even doing another one the day after my race!
Here are the thoughts running through my head right now.
I need to sign in by race number, better write that on my hand in Sharpie.
Wow I forgot to run at least once without my iPod.
At least I remembered to train on the track at the gym. It was too warm to hit the streets for training and I wanted a harder surface than the treadmill or trail. Let me tell you, 31 laps around the track is a great time especially two days in a row.
Have I eaten enough today to fuel my body for tomorrow even though I know I don't need to carb load for a 5K.
How do I attach my bib to my shirt? Do I need to bring safety pins?
They are all so silly but it feels like packing for a trip and asking if I have everything I may need.
I will be running with my new toy tomorrow...
It is a good addition to my heart rate monitor since I wanted to know my pace and distance but didn't want to spend a ton of money. I will write more about it soon.


  1. Good Luck! About the pins... they gave me them when I received my race number. They will have them there for you.
    Excited to hear all about it. Post when you can.

    You're going to do great!

  2. Good Luck, I'm sure you'll do great.