Holy Shnarkies, it's almost race day!
I have been a ball of energy all week, in fact, I'm not sure if I really need this cup of coffee right now.
I've been checking things off on the running packing list, as well as getting things set up for the kids and Frank while we're gone. Plus I have to work, which is a nice distraction.
I'm almost too prepared, thanks to the advice and support of my two NF Endurance team leaders, they have the inside scoop on all the race details, such as to run in the center of the Verrazano Bridge, aka The Worlds Longest Urinal. (I guess all that waiting at the start line makes you have to pee).
The weather looks great, in the 50's and sunny, although I bought a set of throw away sweats, hat and gloves to wear in the morning for the ferry ride and looong wait at the port a john's. I can't decide to wear a visor, or sunglasses.
I decided to wear this:
I'm wearing a running skirt over the compression shorts, I like my butt, but I think I'd rather not flash thousands of people as I run by them in my see-through shorts.
I have plans to meet up with Erin, Miss Zippy, and Lisa, it will be so much fun to see the people behind the blogs!
Can you tell that I'm typing fast? I can.
I went for one last tune up yesterday at PT, Michelle stretched me out, gave Pez a massage, and made me a post race appointment for next week. And reminded me to take an ice bath post race.
As a surprise, by brother and sister in law (marathon training partner Jeannine) told me they are coming down to cheer me on. Last night I helped Mike formulate a spectating plan, they're going to be zipping around on the subway to cheer me on at three different points.
Holy cow, if I could run this race right now I could.
I keep thinking of food, I'm following my carb loading plan for the next three days, from the November issue of Runners World. Carbs at every meal, gotta top off my tank! Which for today is oatmeal for breakfast, a bagel for lunch, and pasta for dinner.
Maybe it's already giving me energy! I think so!!!
I also have a bit of a sore throat, Luke is coughing his head off, so I've been slamming the Amazing Grass to keep it at bay.
I'm horribly behind on blogs, but I shall catch up next week : )
Okay, I'm off like a dirty running shirt!