My training is complete. The only thing left to do is finish the race.
Coach Kathy says we runners-in-training are as prepared as we're going to be and that we can't increase our fitness by the weekend, so we should just take it easy and not get hurt this week.
We did six miles last weekend, and I've been running very few miles this week to let my body rest for the weekend.
Tomorrow is a day of hydration... all water, all day. Maybe some Powerade Zero (I LOVE that stuff). I'm not supposed to be on my feet much. I like this plan.
As you'd expect, I'm excited about the race and eager to cross the finish line. But I think at this point, I'm most looking forward to dinner on Saturday. I'm planning to eat lots of noodles and maybe even some chocolate cake. NO guilt. All delicious. It's going to be awesome! :)
Also as you'd expect, I'm nervous. I'm worried about my toes hurting during the race. I think my shoes are a bit small once my feet start swelling after several miles, but this is not the time to get new ones... Not sure what can be done to prevent that.
Despite the nerves, I'm trying to stay positive. I have run 13.1 miles before. I can do it again. I am visualizing the finish line. I am thinking of my wonderful mom, sister and boyfriend who will be waiting there to give me hugs. It's going to be a good day.