Wednesday, October 12, 2011
3 days and 18 hours....
I am going into this race without expecting a whole heck of a lot. My goal is to run a 3:40-3:45, as I am running with a friend from our local YMCA and that is his goal and would give him a PR. I really hope that I start to feel better about this event. As of today, I am not feeling ready. My left piriformis has been bothering me and I have not gotten good sleep in the past 2 days. It's already Wednesday and I am in the red when it comes to hours of sleep per night. I am going to lay down tonight around 8pm with hopes of catching up. It doesn't help that I spent Monday tailgating and attending the Monday night football game. It threw off my schedule and isn't the best way to prepare for a marathon!
I am taking a few hours personal time on Friday to go to the expo since it opens at 3pm. Last year they ran out of women's size small shirts. I didn't pay $90 to have to wait 2 months for my race shirt. :-) I also want to pick up a fun headband or two and any thing else that may peak my interest.
Saturday we have a group of roughly 20 going to dinner at Pia's at 5pm. Should be a fun meal considering that we are all either running in the event or will be spectating the event. And speaking of spectating, my dad is coming to watch me for the first time ever!! He's never spectated a race, he usually runs them so I am pretty excited to see him out on the course.
My mom and step father are working the start line and my aunt is working the finish. Sunday is turning out to be one big family event!