And all through the house, Caitlin was… freaking out!
Freaking out because I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled for our mini getaway weekend in Asheville. Isn’t it fun to travel for races? This is obviously not something that I get to do a lot anymore so it feels extra special. Brandi and I have plans to go ziplining, eat at wonderful restaurants, and stay at a special B&B!
Freaking out because I have to PACK. Brandi and I have been texting each other a packing list for a week or so, and I’m also going to refer to my Sprint Tri packing list. I also need to run by the store and stock up on energy gels and whatnot today. I am always so afraid I’ll forget something. Gotta remember the bike. The bike is probably the most important thing!
UN-Freaking out because I am going on this trip with the best training buddy in the world. Not only is Brandi really fun, encouraging, and a great friend, but you know how some people are super organized and are always the “leaders” when you do something with them? Yeah – I’m actually normally that person, but Brandi is more organized than I am, so she kind of defaults into that role when we’re together. That’s the kind of person you want to do an out-of-town race with, am I right?!
I’m excited to travel to a race with someone who is organized – I bet if I forget anything small, she will have back-up for me! Except the bike. Gotta remember my own bike… Hah.
Freaking out because I’m experiencing weird knee pain. I didn’t want to mention it until now because I was hoping it would go away. BUT the back on my leg has been hurting ever since I stretched on Sunday night. I don’t know if I overstretched or what, but it’s been nagging me – not enough to knock me down but enough to feel concerned. I have a last-minute appointment with my wonderful chiropractor, who specializes in sports medicine, this afternoon. Hoping he can work some magic so I feel 100% on Sunday. Fingers crossed for me, okay?
It’s not my Runner’s Knee <—here’s how I dealt with that, but it kind of feels similar. More behind-the-knee action.
I’m also going to go sit in the hot tub later… I bet that will help, too.
Freaking out because I’m looking forward to seeing the BEAUTIFUL course. Truly – this race (which I did back in 2011) is one of my favorite courses because it is so darn pretty. Check out the scenery…
And freaking out because I’m so excited that I just want to randomly hit the keyboard like this – LKJDFKHG O*&%^%^& *()&(*%$% IHVBJDIUGSFIUYHS#)(*#$!! Hahah. Know what I mean? Does that accurately represent how pumped I am about this whole thing, nagging knee pain and all?! Because I really am so jazzed that I keep bursting into, “YAYYYY IT’S RACE WEEKEND!” shouts.
Anyway, I’ve got a lot of work to get through before I leave tomorrow morning, so I going to go focus on that so I can get to the FUN STUFF.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and if you’re racing, too, well – GOOD LUCK! <3 <3 <3