I am so anxious for the race tomorrow morning! I’m excited and nervous and wish I didn’t have to go to sleep before we start, because I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to sleep.
I’ve been excited all day – it’s hard to think about anything other than the race! We went to the outlet malls this morning, and that was a good distraction. It was the first time in awhile that I had a lot of success there. Loft makes my favorite petite jeans, and they were all on sale for $20 so I bought 3 pairs, of course 🙂 I also found a dress at Banana Republic. I had tried it on last time I was there, but decided I wasn’t ready to pay the $80 price tag for it. Good thing I waited – today it was on sale for $40!
After the outlets, Maggie and I made t-shirts for the race. We bought tank tops at Target and iron-on letters and numbers at Hobby Lobby. I love how they came out!
I’ve been doing every thing I can think of to prepare myself for the race. I tried to fix my shoes after Bailey’s attack. I think they are still wearable. I had a hard time re-lacing them because Bailey ate the ends of the shoe strings and they are frayed. I’m a little concerned about the insole on my left foot. I put it back in, but it doesn’t feel the same as my right foot does – it feels like it has a little extra cushion now. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing, but I hope my stride isn’t uneven because of it.
I’ve been drinking as much gatorade and water as I can stomach. I have a hard time drinking enough water, but I know I don’t want to feel dehydrated tomorrow. I put my race materials together and I charged my Garmin until it said the battery charge was complete. I’ve set my clothes out for tomorrow. Is there anything I’m forgetting to do??
I made sure to get 8 hours of sleep last night. I’m going to do my best to get at least 7 hours tonight. The race starts at 6:45 AM, and we’re supposed to be there by 6:00 AM. Given that the race is half an hour away, I’ll have to pick up Maggie by 5:30 AM. Which means I am waking up at 4:45 AM. Ick.
In 12 hours I will be 1 hour into the race 🙂 Wish me luck!