I mean that in a good, loving kind of way. But, I have to admit...I'm surprised at how "good" you all are. Of all the supplements and energy shots (small glass--not injection) and pills there are out there, I'm really surprised that hardly any of you use any of this! Somebody is supporting GNC and DSN and all those sports nutrition stores, but I guess it's not (m)any of us.
Well, I'm gonna be honest with you all...I'm not telling what I got at the store last night to take this morning before the race. Each and everyone of you would shake your finger at me and give me the little tsk, tsk, tsk...especially my friends whose names begin with the letter "K."
Here's my lousy excuse, if you must have one:
Today (Saturday--race day) this is what I have ahead of me:
8:10 - meet my buddy Rene so we can go to race site together
9:00 - run 5K
10:00 - Drive 30+ minutes as fast as I can from the race site to the baseball field where Grant is having his first T-ball game ever.
11:00 - Drive back home, take the world's quickest shower, do hair, make up and get dressed and drive 1 3/4 hours to another town where I am hosting a baby shower for up to 50 people. Have to decorate, spread out food, arrange tables & chairs, etc.
3:00 - Host Baby Shower
5:00 - Clean up entire remains of Baby Shower
6:00 - Drive another 1 3/4 hours back home.
I don't know if you followed all that...but there's not a single 1-second break in there anywhere. I NEED ENERGY PEOPLE!
Besides that, even though I really, really wanted to get in bed early last night and get ample rest...it just wasn't gonna happen. Matt worked all night long and didn't get home until 4:30 this morning. I was up till 11 cutting up fruit for our chocolate fruit fondue for the shower and getting things prepared and I just can't sleep soundly when Matt's not home. Then I got up at 5:45 this morning so I could make a gallon of my homemade queso (complete with sauteed onions, peppers and tomatoes) and a huge bowl of guacamole. It's now 6:52 and I have just eaten my little bowl of oatmeal and a banana and I am drinking my coffee/cocoa. In about 10 minutes I am going to pop in one of the P90X dvd's and get in a warm-up work out before I leave for the race. Whew!
2 hours 6 minutes until RACE TIME
So...I definitely have the jitters. My stomach is in KNOTS and the good news is I may actually lose a pound or two from sitting on the pot all morning emptying my stomachs' contents. Anytime I get nervous, excited or anxious, this happens. I don't mind it too much since it feels great to get a flat, empty stomach out of the deal! (ha ha--gross!) I have a feeling you were all right, as I had suspected...I am going to have PLENTY of adrenaline rushing through my veins to fuel my feet through the 3.2 miles. Well peeps, it's time for me to say one final goodbye to you all before I do my first ever race. I know it's only a 5K and to you marathon runners out there...you are probably rolling your eyes big time...but try to remember back to when you first started. Plus, by nature, I am not a runner..so this is scary.
As for my knee..I've been icing it a couple of times a day. It's still tweaky, so I just PRAY that it hold out until I finish!
Talk to you all again sometime later tonight or tomorrow! Thanks for all your support!