Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Four Days

Until the half-marathon! I am getting excited. I think I have the kinks worked out of my psyche, but we shall see on race day (and not a minute before).

Yesterday I purchased a new shirt with a pocket in the hem. I realized last week that what I had planned on wearing was not going to work because I had no pocket at all! The woman at the running store is also a race organizer and she assured me that I do not need to carry gel with me since they will have it at all the aid stations. So all I need is my car key, my driver's license, and a few bucks. Really, I can put all that in my bra without any discomfort, so I may wear the sleeveless shirt I had intended to wear - with the compression shorts. I also purchased a new hat - a bright bright bright yellow hat. I hope I don't regret the color.

Today I was going to take a quick run, but I slept too late and I have a presentation to make at 9:30 at work, so I need to get out of here and to work. I will run when I get home which I think will be better since it will be warmer this afternoon. Sunday's high temperature is supposed to be in the 80s, so it should be warm by the time I finish. I am not at all used to running in warm temperatures, so this will be different.

Excitement! Not nervousness or sheer terror! Chad in the Arizona Desert told me something wonderful the other day - it made me laugh and I think it is so true - This is my first half-marathon, so no matter what I do, it will be my fastest, and my PR!


Marcy said...

I'm so happy you're getting excited about the race!! ;D I think it will be an amazing experience! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

i wear a yellow hat. makes you stand out! and i got a bright yellow shirt from the tri last weekend. i love it. bright yellow ROCKS.

you might like to carry your own gel just because it is what you like/use.

Randy said...

That excitement is wild and it builds up the gun and even afterward as you start to run each mile....enjoy your first, yes it will be your fastest and will be a PR...but the next one will be exciting in a different way I think...I can't wait for my second now. Best of luck...