Friday, August 7, 2009

Grunting and Cussing

You guys crack me up with your Halloween costume stories. I love the really inappropriate ones the best. But that shouldn't surprise you.

Tomorrow is a race day. Half marathon. Race days stress me out. It's all that stupid anticipation. Either that or I am having PTSD from the last half marathon I ran where I crapped myself. Plus we have to leave our house at 4:30 am to get to Idaho Springs, CO in time to pick up our packets and to take the bus up to Georgetown, CO where the race begins. I haven't gotten up at 4:00 a.m. since giving birth. Tomorrow may much be like giving birth in terms of pain, grunting and cussing.

Georgetown, CO is 8,500 feet and supposed to be a toasty 45 degrees tomorrow a.m. This brings up the question of what to wear. My down coat and thermal underwear? Perhaps I could wear those, disappear in a phone booth half way, and emerge in my singlet and shorts?

Then I hear there is no sports drink on the course, just water. Shouldn't be a big deal right? I think I'll just bring a gel to eat half way and I should be good. See how tough we are out here in Colorado?

Any pre-race words of advice? Does anyone want to ask me how long a half marathon is or if I am going to win the race? Or you could just tell me to "Run Forest, Run."

16 comments:

  1. I think there was some kind of sports drink on the course last year, but I could be wrong. Anyway, best of luck tomorrow, I too will be getting up at 4:30 to get up there in time, perhaps I'll see you there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Is a half marathon longer or shorter at altitude...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good luck! I've heard that's a great race. I'd like to try it next year.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good luck and have fun tomorrow! Shouldn't you be in bed now?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Only water?! That's pretty hard core. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOVE your blog! You are simply hilarious!! I am currently training for my very first half marathon and so all of your accomplishments along and your wit are very inspiring to me. I hope you have a fantastic run tomorrow! I look forward to following your blog to keep up with your success! Good Luck!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Do you get the people who say "I don't even drive that far"? Just go out there and enjoy the experience, you do it for fun anyway...right? ( ; Or maybe you do it so you can look at a bunch of nice tight asses and sweaty abs?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm having the SAME problem! Tomorrow is my first trail run [16 miles] and I we're experiencing unseasonably cold temps [will probably run in 40s and 50s]. I'm thinking shorts, gloves and a long sleeve technical t, and maybe a shell to start. Nothing worse than getting it wrong!

    Good luck tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wishing you the best of luck, and hopefully you'll have nothing but happy stories to tell us!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Best of luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hope you win! Hope someone calls you abs! Don't poop (until it's over, or preferably, before you start).

    ReplyDelete
  12. Good luck & have fun!!

    Bring some tp & baby wipes along just in case ;)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Have fun girl! Find a bush to fertilize before hand!

    ReplyDelete
  14. hahah a kid we work with asked my sister if she won the philadelphia marathon. she should have just told him yes. yes I ran 5 minute splits for 26.2 miles and passed by every single kenyan along the way and won the marathon. people are funny sometimes. anyway...i am sure you are done running the race by now so I hope you did well! looking forward to hearing a post-race report!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hhaha, my kiddos at work always ask me if I am going to win- i'm like okay seriously do you get that there are hundreds of people haha

    ReplyDelete