1 - The Utah Valley Half Marathon is in two days, so I have been really focusing on what I eat and on drinking enough water each day. I am trying to do all I can to give myself the best opportunity to do well on Saturday.
2- My right lower leg has been bothering me since I ran on Monday. It is weird because I can’t pinpoint the pain. It’s almost like it radiates from my shin through to my calf. Ibuprofen is helping a lot, but I can always tell when it is wearing off. I rode the bike yesterday instead of running. I’m really hoping my leg feels better by Saturday.
3- As you can tell, I am excited about Saturday’s race. I have to admit, there is one part of the “event” that I am not looking forward to – picking up my packet. It seems like every time I pick up my race packet the day before the race, I am so intimidated by the other people there. I notice how fit and fast they look, how calm and sure they seem. It’s funny because all that melts away on race day. Somehow being in running clothes and shoes, waiting anxiously for the race to start, becomes this great equalizer. On race day, I am as comfortable chatting with a 5:30/mile runner as I am with an 11:00/mile runner.
It just makes me wonder … am I alone in my intimidation?
RUN: In case my Internet continues to hate me and I don't post again before Saturday, I have only one goal: cross the finish in less than 2 hours.