Short answer: I'm tapering. And I'm nervous.
Weird things have been happening to me during the last week... and I have two more weeks to go before the big day. I tell myself not to get too nervous and that I am going to be just fine.
Weird thing #1: I have done more tempo work in the last week than I have all summer. I am sore. I need to roll out. I feel like I am trying to prove to myself that I am fit. All the while knowing that speed alone will not help me finish this race, but mental toughness and grit.
Weird thing #2: I find myself imagining crossing the finish line at The Bear. Passing bikers and runners must think I'm crazy because I am overwhelmed with pride and joy and am smiling as big as absolutely possible. Oh well. Eventually that feeling passes and I am nervous again.
Weird thing #3: Breathe in: I'm nervous, breathe out: I'm ok, breathe in: I'm nervous, breathe out:... UGH!!!!!!
|Harrison, Sage and myself.|
|Hopefully Breein can make it to the finish, but the crew is all pictured here plus Jodi.|
I have the best friends and I get to share this with them. That is really exciting.