Getting more and more anxious...butterflies don't even begin to describe it.
Me and hubby got into it pretty bad last week - and he WAS supposed to take me to the run so he and the kids could cheer me on at the finish...but...who knows now. Yes...I could think of a few words to describe such a *person*, but I'll spare ya. Trying to keep my head up - regardless of whether he *decides* to be there for me that day - and I will STILL go and run my best if he isn't. Drama, drama, drama...I know...
Trying to stay focused - sooo much crap involved in a run that I didn't realize. A friend of mine from another dept came up to my office (she just completed her first HM and has done this 5k before) and was so encouraging...trying to give me the run-down on what to expect. Figuring out what time to leave, etc - what time I should be parking...taking the shuttle to the start...picking up my bib, chip, taking a potty break prior to the run....you name it! It's great to have such positive people around.
Here's a link to the race...they say it's one of the most scenic in the country!
And...coolness - I work for Kaiser Permanente (for those that already knew that, pardon the broken record you hear right about now lol) - I guess they made these cool shirts we're gonna wear. I hear we'll also be getting a shirt of the race too...butterflies....butterfli
Too many to count.
I was on the site a bit ago...saw there's even in-freakin-strucions on how to apply your race timing tag...we're talking 8 steps here. As if I didn't have enough to worry about.
We'll see how this goes - my right knee's been grinding here and there moreso than ever (I can actually hear it sometimes - ick) and that can't be good. Haven't had it looked at - not painful - at least not now. Just want to preserve my shins and all as much as possible prior to the run. Again - I don't want to run *fast* - I just want to FINISH!
A few people here are thinking about that 3 day walk for a cure - Susan G. Komen. Heard of it ? You end up doing 60 miles in 3 days. BUT - you have to raise bookoo bucks so we shall see.
Here's info - they do it all over the country...anyone here gonna do it???
In other news...I did a really fun hike this past Saturday with some coworkers. 11 miles worth of hike to be exact - perfect weather - rain hit the bay the following day.
Here's a few pics from 1/29:
You can't really tell, but in the one where I'm holding something - it's actually THE most adorable little salamander we saw on the trail - hey, they say if you kiss a frog, he'll turn into a prince - figured maybe the same applies to salamanders...
OK - my brain is now hereby emptied of my pre-race anxiety. Thanks for listening...
I WILL make it!!! And if I have to be my own cheerleader, so be it!