Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Excitement Builds!!!

Here is my race stuff... all layed out.  I decided to go with a blue theme instead of the pink I had purchased.  Probably because it didn't require that I purchase a new jacket.  

It is so hard to pack for a trip where the high temperatures will be maybe 60º when I am sweltering in 80º indoors right now.  

For instance, I bought some water shoes for the fishing trip we are taking.  Well, I won't really want water shoes, I probably really want some water proof boots.  But I have water shoes, so I will wear water shoes.  They are super cool looking.  
And can you guess what my favorite color is?  (who even HAS a green bra? well, I do, actually a couple of them.) And no, the green chacos are not my water shoes.  

So, I have become obsessed with the idea of running all alone on that trail during the half-marathon and encountering a moose.  Probably coming in dead last in my last half-marathon wasn't the confidence building experience I might have thought it was.  Anyway, I have thought about how I was alone through almost all of that race, and thinking about being alone with a mammal larger than a large SUV.  Tonight I had a stroke of genius and checked out the half-marathon times for last year.  Well, I am in luck.  Plenty of people finished in OVER 5 hours.  For a half.  

If I finished in 3:08 like my last half, I would have come in 23rd of 58 women in my age group.  I would have come in 93/146 35 to 39 year olds.  

Phew!  I will be fine.  There will be lots of slow folks with me, and some even slower than me!  Yippeee!!





11 comments:

Kevin said...

Good luck. You will be fine. Have a great race

Wes said...

Mary, I can't be more excited for you! Sorry, gotta go... I'm having a family moment :-) {hugs} kick some ass :-D

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I'm so excited for you!! Have fun!!!!

Running Knitter said...

Good luck and have fun!!! I'll be thinking of you this weekend!

Michelle said...

Add me to the list of people who are excited for you!!

I know when we went to Alaska eight years ago, we saw a lot more bears than moose. I'd be more worried about that! LOL! Just kidding, kinda. ;-)

Marcy said...

All packed and ready to go, huh? You're going to do GREAT!!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

It looks like you are ready to go. Enjoy the scenery and have fun out there. You will do great, I'm sure.

J~Mom said...

Sounds like they may have people out there walking the course. With that kind of beauty I don't blame them. You are going to do just fine don't worry about tangling with wildlife! WOOHOO!! GO GIRL GO!!!!!!

Emily said...

Best of luck on Saturday! If you see a moose, it will only make you run faster!

Debbi said...

Have a great race and a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Jess said...

Exciting! Good luck.