And all through the house, Caitlin wasâ€¦ freaking out!
Freaking out because I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled for our mini getaway weekend in Asheville. Isnâ€™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 Iâ€™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 Iâ€™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 â€œleadersâ€ when you do something with them? Yeah â€“ Iâ€™m actually normally that person, but Brandi is more organized than I am, so she kind of defaults into that role when weâ€™re together. Thatâ€™s the kind of person you want to do an out-of-town race with, am I right?!
Iâ€™m excited to travel to a race with someone who is organized â€“ I bet if I forget anything small, she will have back-up for me! Except the bike. Gotta remember my own bikeâ€¦ Hah.
Freaking out because Iâ€™m experiencing weird knee pain. I didnâ€™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 donâ€™t know if I overstretched or what, but itâ€™s been nagging me â€“ 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?
Itâ€™s not my Runnerâ€™s Knee <â€”hereâ€™s how I dealt with that, but it kind of feels similar. More behind-the-knee action.
Iâ€™m also going to go sit in the hot tub laterâ€¦ I bet that will help, too.
Freaking out because Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing the BEAUTIFUL course. Truly â€“ this race (which I did back in 2011) is one of my favorite courses because it is so darn pretty. Check out the sceneryâ€¦
And freaking out because Iâ€™m so excited that I just want to randomly hit the keyboard like this â€“ 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, â€œYAYYYY ITâ€™S RACE WEEKEND!â€ shouts.
Anyway, Iâ€™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 youâ€™re racing, too, well â€“ GOOD LUCK! <3 <3 <3