HAPPY HALF IRONMAN WEEK!!!
It's here! In just 5 short days I'll be getting in the water and starting my race. It was one of those things that started out as "hey, maybe someday we should do a half ironman!" "ya, that would be crazy!", so I really can't believe it's almost here. Expect all posts this week to be on the same topic.
So far, the forecast is 75 and sunny, so we all need to cross our fingers this week that it stays that way. Jackie shares my love of excessive organization in the form of lists and made us all a detailed spreadsheet with a packing list divided both by category and by person. It brought me so much joy I almost cried.
My legs are feeling just a tad tired from my weekend of racing, so my workouts during this taper week will be super easy and short. Perfect, since this gives me extra time to obsessively check the weather, work on the packing spreadsheet, and bake amazing brownies to eat after the race.
Did I mention that we all rented a house in Lake Anna (where the race is) and it's so beautiful I'm probably never coming home? It has a grill, Foosball table, pool table, private dock overlooking the lake, and, most importantly, a hot tub. Much like during the Myrtle Beach Marathon, I'll be using the image of drinking wine in the hot tub while wearing my medal to get through the race. Bonus points for a private one with no weird men talking to me.
I think there are more of yesterday's half marathon pictures floating around, but here's one that the running store posted on Facebook. If you zero in on my face, it really sums up my feelings on the race.
What crap do you tell yourself to get through Monday morning? I repeat "I'm lucky to have a job, I'm lucky to have a job" over and over in my head.