Slow and steady wins the race. Except in a real race.
Skinny Runner (or at least I stole this from her blog at some point)
A perfect likeness no? Except I don’t have blue eyes. Oh well.
Oops if you thought this was one of those quickie how-did-I-do posts. It’s not. Because I haven’t run the darn thing yet!
But I am ready to ROCK.
This is scheduled to go up at 0800 CT. AKA I should be starting to run and racing and attempting to hit that puke threshold. Hopefully I can make it the whole 26.2 miles before that happens
I’m not quite sure what to think or feel because, given I signed up for this race 5.5 weeks ago, I’m not quite sure what to expect. That said, I think that my training has been great and stellar and “money in the baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank”. Obviously there is the potential to do VERY well. It’s just how I’ve been rolling this fall.
I wrote a bunch of paragraphs about this race being a way to meet people that I’ve only known through RW and blogging and play catch up with those that I’ve been fortunate to already know. And how the end goal is to HAVE FUN. So no matter what actually is going down right now in Dallas, TX that is Mission Accomplished.
But then I deleted it. Because, while I know that I’m having fun on this trip (Of course I could be miserable right now and it could be snowing or hailing or tornadoing. In which case the RR should be lovely to read when I get back to New England hahah), and I just wrote the end goal is to have fun, let’s be honest here.
At this very moment the goal is to race until I feel like I’m going to puke, remember?
The trip can be about fun and hanging out but this race? Puking. And I think the puke threshold is about a 7:30 pace (which is ~3:16 marathon, a better seed for Boston, automatic qualifier for NYC and a PR. I dream big, no?). I don’t know if I want to be right on that account or not. Puking isn’t very fun. Or sexy.
To wrap up a rambly post: this race’s tagline is “Run the Rock” I was going share some type of song that was a pop pump up song referring to rocking. Instead I will share this lovely gem. I actually began the outlines of this post earlier this week and, while driving to work one day, I heard this song. And though EFF YES.
Let’s hope that Texas (and WR) is going to bless me