I’m tired this morning but I’m excited for tomorrow’s race. I think the sooner I can get to Long Beach, the more excited (or apprehensive?) I’ll be. I did meditation this morning to clear my head and focus. I’ll try to remember to do that tomorrow. I went through some old blog posts when I first started running. LOL! I can’t believe I spent 3 weeks learning to run ONE MILE. awesome. I high-five myself for that one.
I just looked at the route map. Sheeeeesh. It’s LONG! What the hell?
Anyway, I semi-packed my bag. We’re heading out after lunch. I’m looking forward to the Expo b/c I still need to pick up an extra pouch to strap to my hyrdration belt. Overall the Nathan belt has been good to me, except the pouch that’s attached to the belt sucks. It’s way too small to put my BB AND sport beans in there. So I want to strap another one on (adding more weight – blah) and put my phone & ID in there. No camera since I have no more space.
The iPod is charging now. I took off all the Green Day and a couple other bands that now make my ears bleed. I dunno – for some reason, Billy Joe’s voice just makes me want to stab my ears these days. This is a weird new discovery b/c one of the best rock shows I’d ever seen was a Green Day show at the Long Beach Arena! Heh.
I also added some slower songs – a lot more Barenaked Ladies, Ben Lee, Ben Folds. I don’t know about you other runners, but sometimes I sing when I run. I found it helps me breathe. So when you pass me, don’t be surprised if you hear me singing Lady Gaga!
Good luck to Anita and Sheryl! I’ll have my phone with me so I hope to see you at the starting line AND the finish line!!