Friday, April 19, 2013

Random rambles and pre-race jitters

Good morning all!!  TGIF

What a bizarre week this has been. From the Boston Marathon bombing to the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Locally, we've have multiple earthquakes and tornadoes. Personally, it has been a crazy, busy week too.

As saddened as I was by the events I watched unfold on Monday, I've also had my faith in the human spirit renewed yet again. I've witnessed so many acts of kindness that it makes me incredibly proud and humbled to call myself a runner.

I'm racing this weekend and super duper excited about it!! I'm running the Camp Barnabas Half Marathon in Springfield, Missouri. It's known as the world's largest party marathon. I've got my playlist perfected. I'm hoping it will be the motivation that I need. I'll be wearing my blue and yellow half fanatics tech shirt in honor of Boston. I'll be running in memory of the Boston victims.

I'm not gonna lie, I'm more than a little nervous because it is my first race since my injury. But, I will do my best to trust my training and I know that the race day atmosphere will prevail and that I will get out there and do my very best. It will be fun no matter what happens! 

I'm working a half day today, then we've got about a 3-4 hour drive to Springfield. I hope that we make it in time to pick our packets up tonight. Good luck if you're running or racing this weekend!

Well, I've gotta go get some more Nuun, as I woke up with a charley horse in my leg during the night and I've gotta start carb loading--my favorite thing about race week, by the way!! 

Have yourselves a fabulous Friday!