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In the home stretch…

The final countdown has begun!!!

countdown clock

I am torn between being super excited and freaking out.  It happens before every big race, that feeling of “oh what have I taken on?”.  But I can’t wait!  Due to the previously mentioned dream, I may be setting 6 alarms but I am still excited!

Judging from what I have been reading on everyone’s blogs, I am not the only one with a big race this Sunday!   So it looks like October 13 is a good day to race.  Good luck to everyone who is running!  Bring it on! 🙂

 

Tuesday was volleyball night and we won!  Ok, only one match, but that is better than none!  I still haven’t picked up new volleyball shoes but I managed to get last season’s shoes workable.  They had been turned in gardening shoes, oops!  So a little water to rinse them off and a borrowed pocket knife and I had some traction; no more slipping and sliding all over the floor.   We won our first match in 2 games and had a little down time before the second.  The thing that frustrates me about the team is that when we lose, we aren’t being beaten.  We are making unforced errors that cost us too many points.  We have the skill but we just can’t seem to close.    Guess that provides the justification for our team name of “Aimless”.

Today, I thought I was going to have to drop my 2nd work school course but a last minute change yesterday meant school was back on.  I do not understand why it takes me 30 minutes to go 17 miles.  From one town to another and 10 of those miles are highway!  And I do not drive slowly.  Class ran late but that was ok as I like to space out my runs during race week. 2 days between each run, so, I ran Monday and I will get in some miles tomorrow, then race day on Sunday!!!! 🙂

I may try to do an easy 2 either on the treadmill or at the track on Saturday, but not likely.   I plan to drive down and pick up my race packet and shirt and do a bit of shopping that day.  I would rather spend the gas money and go down twice than have to stress about picking the packet up on race day.   Plus I am kind of OCD and I like to get all my gear together the night before.  This way I don’t have to think about it race morning.   I can worry about other things.

 

Like how crappy race photos turn out!  The race photographer sent an email tonight saying there will be 7 photographers on the course along with 2-3 people filming.   Great, more cranky looking pictures.  Like this one from the 10K I just ran-

 

Come on, really?
Come on, really?

And seriously what kind of lens does he use?  Everyone looks very stout, even the tallest skinniest of people.  Oh and the course? It was flat, like pancake flat-

Where did those slopes come from?
(Photos by Brian P Lawler)

So here’s to hoping this next photographer uses different filters and I get one I may actually want to pay for.

 

Hope everyone made it through Wednesday and is having a good week!!

 

Anyone else with OCD tendencies?

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