Confession: I forgot my camera at home today, so you get a lame iPhone picture.
I am still being ravaged by seasonal allergies, although today I had a stuffy/leaky nose rather than the raw throat/stomach thing of the last few days. I’m hoping that’s a good sign? I checked the allergen counts and they’re supposed to decrease this week, so that’s good, hopefully?
Lunch was boring. This cantaloupe is not as good as the one I ate last week.
I had a few Shot Blocks before my run because my stomach was kind of growly. I really like these, but they stick to my teeth! I think they would bug me during a run.
After work I went to the gym. I decided to play with speed a little bit and ran 3 miles in 28:00. Not a record or anything, but a good pace mostly pain free. I will admit my left knee and ankle are twinging a tiny bit.
Apparently there was a hailstorm between the time I left the gym and got home. Tim put them in a cup so I could take a picture for the blog. See? Hail. April showers, indeed. It is still pouring here!
We officially have over half the RSVPs back!
All these nice little notes make me smile. And totally validate the hours I spent coated in tape goo with blisters from scissors!
I’m starting to get nervous about my half now that I KNOW I can run. There are so many things that could go wrong—blisters, knee/foot/ankle/whatever issues, pukey-ness, falling on my face, asthma…I find myself just keep going over everything over and over again! I still haven’t decided if I’m going to run with my Shuffle or iPhone, when/how much Gu I’m going to take, and so on. It’s going to be a jittery few days around here.
At least I have a solid outfit picked out and tested. That’s something, right?
Do you get nervous about racing? What do you do to calm yourself down?