Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Waiting Game

There is now not much more I can or need to do to prepare for next week. I'm not certain that I'm 100% prepared, but I am as prepared as I am going to be without ever having done this event before. Now I just have to wait and hope to sleep well and eat a lot between now and Sunday.

I try not to think too much about the race right now. When I think about it for a long time, as I did while running this morning, it tends to loom like a dark cloud. I'm sure the tension will continue to build until Sunday. I just need to find a way to not let it consume all of my next 5 days. It sure is going to be a sweet release to actually start the race on Sunday and have every ounce of pre-race stress behind me. After that all I will need to do is run 350 miles, but no longer will I need to prepare to run 350 miles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'll be glad when the start of the race is behind you - we will be glad when the finish of the race is behind you - We know you can do it and will be following you all the way to McGrath. Tell Jill we are hopeful that her bike will make it and that she can do nothing about it now. We are thinking of the two of you constantly. We love you both.