|One morning down south we managed to fit in a nice 10km rural loop - lots of newborn lambs :)|
If you had've asked me a week ago I would have said it was 90% likely that I wasn't running tomorrow, but magically over the last few days my limp has disappeared and the pain has gone, and my foot suddenly feels the best it has in 6 weeks. Podiatrist guy is happy for me to run, and so the decision is made - tomorrow I will run!
But my confidence is flat. My legs feel like their arterioles have degenerated. I've spent the last 2 weeks moping around the house, and u-turning into a positive race mode is not happening quickly. I need to think happy thoughts, go pick up my race number, soak up some pre-race atmosphere, get my gear ready, and make a race plan!
So I did:
|It was a sea of yellow bags outside the Viaduct Events Centre, |
although this snap doesn't really do it justice!
|The obligatory shot of my name on the race car...|
|The souvenir T-shirt is nice this year - it fits!|
Let's leave with some positive thoughts:
- I'm looking forward to the ferry trip over to Devonport in the early morning - it's kind of surreal!
- I'm excited about Steven running his first half marathon!
- Go Michelle - I hope you get your sub-2!
- Looking forward to seeing Jody volunteering at the finish, yes I might need you to remove my timing chip for me!
- Luke will be waiting for us at the finish - if he get's up in time!
- I'm happy that I can run at all - really :)
- The support from YOU! Little things like "run strong" from supergeneric girl and "good lucks" from across the Tasman really help when you're feeling a bit down!
- Anna Frost left this quote on her facebook this week - "Think easy, light, smooth and fast" - that's tomorrow's mantra :)