I was hoping to have a quiet ‘before race’ evening last night, but of course I knew better.
Normal evening routine of a boring mom who works full time includes:
Not pictured: bath time, arrange groceries, pick up about five hundred thousand toys, unstick stickers from the floor, two toddlers running away from a fly.. fun times.
But my babies were in bed by 8:00 PM so I had it pretty easy anyway.
I got my gear for today’s race ready:
And I was probably in bed by 08:30 PM, watched a couple episodes of Seinfeld, and was asleep by 9:30. Which was nice.
Lucky I went to sleep early because around 12:00 AM my 5 year old son came to my bed and couldn’t fall asleep because he was still afraid of that fly from earlier. I never knew a fly could make my life so miserable. I was up with him until about 1:15.
And then because my internal clock works so well, I was up at 4:30, the usual. I’m leaving home at 06:30 so I could have slept a bit longer, but nah.
I made my usual breakfast, coffee extra strong because I have a race to run.
I thought I’d be reading some blogs but my mind is not focused. Writing is easier sometimes, it just kind of comes out, no thinking. If this post sucks now you know why.
I’m surprised how easy this last week went by, no stress from tapering, no stress from the race. Maybe I’m starting to get used to this.
The only things on my mind are finding parking and a porta potty before the race starts.
Now it’s time to go.
35 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Go!”
always the way before a race!
There’s something special about pre-race night.. even if it’s just a night like any other.
Hope the race went well!! I think we are peas in a pod…working full time AND trying to get it all in!! That’s what my house looks like too! Glad it isn’t just me!!!! 😀
Sometimes I feel so bad when my house is a bit messy… but I’m getting better at letting things be and not obsessing over tidyness.
Hope you had a great race x
Thank you so much.
Enjoy the race! (Hopefully you can get a nap afterward….)
Thanks. Naps after running are the best.
Have an AMAZING race!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot!
Have the best race – good luck!!
HAPPY RUNNING!!! You’re going to do awesome!!! Have the best time! Xoxo!!!
Thank you, running is always happy, right? 🙂
Good Luck! May you have happy, pain free feet at the finish line!
Thank you for the nice wishes!
Good luck! Extra strong coffee sounds… unsettling. Pretty much the cause of my demise in Brighton: http://writingwithrunning.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/my-brighton-half-marathon/
But Seinfeld before bed is an excellent call. I think I’ll add my worn-out DVD collection to my overnight bag.
It’s the kind of watch I can watch and not pay much attention to it at the same time because I’ve seen each episode a few times already.
I’m used to coffee in the morning.. but I’ve heard stories. 🙂
Tear it up…and have a great race.
Yeah for RACE DAY! You’re going to do GREAT! And I look forward to hearing all about it.
Thanks a lot!
Hope the race goes well. Enjoy! 😉
Good luck! Happy fast feet, and have fun.