Last week I was fine, I had no crazy thoughts, no second guessing. I was fine.
Now not so much.
Now I am nervous.
I should be sleeping more, I am not. I lay down and I think I will not get up on time Sunday morning. That freaks me out. How will I get ready in the dark at that crazy hour without waking the boys? First shuttle is at 4 am. Tomorrow I will find out what time I get. I don't want 4 am (too early) or 5:30 am (too late). If I get that I will take hotel shuttle and pay the extra $ (mothers day gift from me to me). This is the earliest start I have ever had so far: 6 am. That is early. I have to get ready, eat, take care of business (you know..), take the shuttle. This means getting up really early...like before 3 am. We are staying in a hotel WITH the kids. Oh Yeah. I usually drink a little coffee before running including races. Now not sure it will be possible to get some at that hour, I am hoping the hotel will have some in the lobby maybe.
Yesterday I ran 3 miles on the treadmill. My legs were still stiff from my 12 miles run so I wore my new compression socks all day and that helped.
Today was rest day and I had to go to the dentist to get my permanent crown. NOT FUN. Aouch. They did not numb me for that, where is the love for little old me? I am a wuss, it hurts, let's hope tomorrow is better.
Tomorrow is supposed to be my last run before my race: 3 miles on the treadmill again.
Then 2 days of rest.
I am thinking about what to eat. I read about it. There's the load on carbs option or the let's not load on carbs and be heavy on race day option. I am thinking the second one is the best for me. I am not used to having a high calorie diet. Being bloated on race day would not be good plus I am not running a marathon, just a half. I am drinking more because dehydration is a problem for me during races and if it is warm then it is a HUGE problem.
So taper brings one thing : too much thinking.
Moving on to another topic.
I have a type A personality. Yep poor Bill I know, nothing I can do about it.
I plan stuff ahead of time. I mark everything on our calendar. I make lists.
I even used to earn a good living planning production for multiple plans for a large food company. (Having an engineering degree can lead to jobs that are completely unrelated to what we learned during those 4 yrs of school). So I am a pretty organized person.
Well apparently not always.
I signed up for the Long Beach Half Marathon a few weeks ago. (EMZ get to it! ). That is October 9, 2011. I don't know why I did not look at our calendar -where everything is written down- BEFORE I registered but I didn't. I also forgot to write Long Beach HM on the calendar until this morning. Well guess what we are doing on October 8, 2011? I cannot even believe I forgot about that by the way, but we are taking the kids to go see this guy at Staples Center in LA:
|Picture taken by me, from front row.|
What is better then a concert in LA the night before a Half Marathon in Long Beach? That will be interesting. I will have to go to the Expo in Long Beach during the day on Saturday, drive to LA to see our BFFF (best famous family friend. If you are new and don't know our Keith connection you can read here ) Keith and go back to Long Beach. Should be fun.
What ladies? More pictures of Keith? Here you go.