A part of me is starting to get a little nervous but for the most part it's a good nervous, the kind that gives you little butterflies as opposed to, oh I dunno, nausea or dread. Hahaha! I am looking forward to the buzz of that morning, when thousands of other people come together for the same cause: Get through the next 13.1 miles and hopefully do it quickly and with a smile on your face. I hear that there is an energy at this start line that isn't replicated by any of the other races that I have done so far so it should be quite the rush.
I am also really, REALLY looking forward to crossing the finish line. That moment is the moment that I have been training for, the moment that I think about (somewhat emotionally if I am being honest) when I run each of my longer runs. Its really the moment when all the accomplishments that I am already so proud of come to a head in an "Eeek!!! I did it, I did it, I did it!!" way. I don't think I will take that finisher's medal off for at least a week.
On top of running I am really focusing on a few things to get me to race day in what I can only hope will be top form:
- Hydrate- Lots and lots and lots of water. Less caffeine. Very little alcohol.
- Carb Up- A steady stream of complex carbohydrates over the course of a few weeks rather then a last minute "carb load".
- Stretching- Keep my muscles limber and loose after what will be the longest practice runs of my life.
- Sleep- Lots of rest and relaxation to keep me
saneenergetic after all that running.
- Clean Eats- Tons of nutritious and wholesome meals to keep my energy levels and immune system up.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter my very first giveaway. Its been great to hear from regular and new readers and I really appreciate all of your support!
The winner of the $40 CSN gift card is:
Nora @ Live Life, Eat Right. If you haven't been to her blog I highly recommend that you high tail it over there right now. Nora is a foo blogger with an appetite for all things delicious. She tells me that she plans to purchase either a wire cooling rack, a waffle maker or a roasting pan with the certificate. Whatever she chooses I am sure that it will be put to good use!
Congrats Nora! Let us know what you end up buying and all the yummy food that comes from that purchase!
So tell me, are you counting down to anything right now? Race, wedding, school starting? Tell me all about it