I LOVE writing race recaps, but I also love pre-race posts! I always feel so excited and positive. I’m hardly ever nervous — what’s there to be scared of? All races are great races, in my opinion!
My clothes are laid out…. I’ve already got my number, so that’s one less thing to worry about tomorrow morning.
I took one of my old race numbers and wrote an Operation Beautiful message on the back. I pinned it to the back of my shirt! I think this will be fun during the race — I hope people find it motivating (but not so motivating that they beat me…. heh).
Other race-day essentials:
For brevity, my afternoon snacks included:
- A banana with a spoonful of Barney Butter
We checked out all the sweet running gear that Track Shack has to offer, including nipple guards:
Nipple guards are for men during marathons. Their shirts rub against their nips and they bleed. True story. Really gross. And funny.
After Track Shack, we headed to Dandelion for some hippie vegetarian food. Kelly and some other friends joined us.
As usually, I ordered the Iced Tea of the Day. I got the Honeysuckle Rooibos:
Which I had with the Mama’s Mix and a salad. I love quinoa!
I just love this restaurant… I always feel so healthy when I eat here. It’s nice to walk out of a place and not feel stuffed to the brim with greasy food!
I’m going to TRY to get a good night’s sleep… and then it’s RACE TIME!
May 2009 – 2010 Race Season be as successful, fun, and enjoyable as all of my previous races! With good friends and exciting new challenges, how can it not be?