Countdown to race day - 1 day to go

Published October 8, 2010

I am ridiculously nervous. You might even call it “freaking out.”

It’s not so much the running, although it is a little bit the running. The last few attempts haven’t been as good as I might have hoped. They do say that a bad dress rehearsal signals a good opening night, though, so I’m pinning my optimism on that.

So, yes, it’s not so much the running, as the running in front of other people. The only mid-exercise interaction I have had with others is when people walking their dogs take a wide berth as they pass me by.

I have five definite goals for tomorrow, in the following order of importance.

  1. Get to the start.
  2. Get to the finish.
  3. Get to the finish without falling over.
  4. Run the whole way.
  5. Don’t be last.

I don’t really want to put a time on it, but I guess anything under 45 minutes is good.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me. I had to up my goal a couple of times thanks to you lovely generous people. This is the last time I’m going to use the banner, but the donations page will remain open until the end of the month.

This time tomorrow, I’ll be making my way towards the Big Warm Up.


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