Pre-Race Freak Out…Right On Schedule

‘Tis the night before the Lake Sammamish Half-Marathon and I’m doing my normal… you know, freaking out.  Actually, I’ve been doing that since I got the race instructions in my email on Wednesday.   I tend to hit panic mode when that email comes.

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It’s supposed to be 50 degrees with a 50% chance of rain… neat-o. The weather is notorious for raining on the day of the Lake Sammamish race, so this is not a surprise to me.  Visors work to keep both the sun AND the rain out of the eyes.  I’ll leave off the make-up though… don’t want any Tammy Faye Bakker mishaps!

Watch is charging, race gear is ready, alarm set for 4 a.m.  Water has gone down nicely tonight, so no worries there.  Pre-race dinner was chicken and pasta with olives and artichoke hearts, a light Greek dressing, so doing well there, too.  No alcohol… I’m saving that for Saturday night celebrations with Jamesy.  Don’t need any issues on the course from alcohol!

Okay then, I think this girl is all set!  The next time I see you, I’ll be slightly hungover and one bling richer!

Oh, yeah, the Twitter thing… I get my feed on my watch while I’m running.  If you’re around tomorrow morning (7:30 a.m. Pacific), I would love to hear from you, @neveradullbling!  You know, stuff like, “Get that arse moving!”  Or “Don’t let that walker pass you!”  Or even, “Chimichanga!” (which is waiting for me at the finish line, :D)…

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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46 thoughts on “Pre-Race Freak Out…Right On Schedule

  1. Tasha

    You got this Paula!! Will definitely be thinking of you and hope you don’t get rained on!! That Tammy Faye Baker comment was quite funny…I could just imagine what that would turn out to be 😄

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  2. Darlene

    You got this!!!

    I always love running…when it’s over. LOL.

    I hope you weather cooperates. There’s rain in the forecast for mine next weekend. I am praying that it is wrong.

    I have run 3 halfs in the rain. Not fun but what can you do. At least yours won’t me cold. 2 of Mine were!!!

    Looking forward to your recap.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Thank you so much Darlene! The weather did surprisingly cooperate so I didn’t have to run in the rain! It was a beautiful day!! Okay, so rain was forecast for today, soooo, maybe they’re wrong about your forecast too!! I’ll hope and hope that it doesn’t rain on you next week!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Awe, thanks Rebecca!! It was a great race! The weather ended up to be just lovely, but I developed a bit of a knee … and I was doing so well, heading to my time goal and everything! I finished, no PR, and a big ouchie!! But it was a great race regardless!!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      You are so sweet! Thank you! It was a fabulous race, it really was, loved it! I started off so good, right on target for a PR, woo hoo, BUT, I developed knee pain at mile 5 to 6. James thinks it might be my IT band, 😦 … It was a great race, but no PR for me today, but wow, what a great day!! 😀

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh Sharon, that is so amazing!! I am so very happy for you!! Congratulations! You’re a rockstar!!! It was a great day and a great race, but sadly, no PR for me. I was on course to get one, but I developed knee pain at about mile 5 to 6. Soooo, my focus was to finish. Regardless, it was a super great day! For both you and I, I see!! 😀

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      1. arunadayamy

        Nice! Yesterday was so much fun, I really can’t believe how well it went! No injuries, no chafing! Weird! And I’m on a high so I’m looking for more more endurance runs to add to the schedule. I’ll do an update soon!

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