Sunday, November 01, 2009

MAKING MY LIST AND CHECKING IT TWICE

No, not my Christmas list just yet. Just my list of things to pack/need/do/get, etc. to get ready for my trip to do Beach2Battleship, Nov. 7.

Hard to believe its finally here. Like many at this point, I have a lot of mixed emotions, but am trying to stay positive and work on my confidence building at the same time. One moment I'm nervously excited and looking forward to the race, the next I'm dreading it. I suppose its all normal.

In the meantime, my list keeps growing. I am starting to wonder if I will have enough room in the car for everything I think I need, may need, want to bring, etc.

I wish I wasn't working tomorrow, to give me a better chance to fine tune the list and the packing project, but I miscalculated on that and am now stuck going into the office to work on some last minute projects that hopefully I will have some control over.

Last weekend was the end of all the major workouts, and good thing, with all the other stuff I have had to do this week, and just catching up on sleep. I've reached the point where workouts are hard, so I definitely needed to be done and get some rest.

Yesterday was a neighborhood Halloween 5k that I did. I'm glad I did it, even though it wasn't on the agenda. It was my usual short course from home only backwards, so I knew every step of the way how far I was and how far I had left to go, but it was basically just a fun run. I was 10th out of 27 in my "age" group, even though it was 10 year age groups and I was the oldest in the age group. But I couldn't help notice that I was pretty sluggish, totally unable to push it too much. Don said this is normal at this point. Just so it goes away by next weekend!

10 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Glad you had a fun run and you are do the last minute stuff at the office.
You'll be raring to go next weekend!!

Enjoy the rest of the day today.

Christie said...

Good luck next weekend! I hope you get everything situated.

Lisa said...

oh my gosh it's so close!!! i hope your work weeks isn't too hectic. packing should be fun, not stressful. Try to enjoy the process. :-)

Anne said...

Nice job on the neighborhood run. Must have been a pretty big field if you finished 10th out of 27 in your age group - and that's a very decent placing, by the way.

Shannon said...

Good Luck!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck

Marlene said...

Good luck with all of the last minute preparations. I always find myself feeling sluggish before a big race... probably the mind playing tricks. You are ready!

ShirleyPerly said...

I think it's pretty normal not to have much speed after months of iron training. But I hear ya on the list of things to bring. Mine is quite long with all the cold weather stuff I must bring (which wasn't needed for GFT).

Drive safe and see you soon!

Missy said...

You'll find your speedy gears again. It WILL happen, promise. See you soon.

Just_because_today said...

that is how you are supposd to feel. You work hard and beat up your body, now rest until race day and it will all come together