To say that I am looking forward to running this race is an understatement. I mean really, who wouldn't want to run a race put on by these guys?
This training season has been a series of tests and challenges. From losing my big brother at the end of May to COVID (my favorite person since birth), coming back to my busiest work season, spending a week on the couch with a cold (first time in YEARS that I have been sick), and lastly - and this one was a real kick in the pants - pulling a back muscle while choking on my recovery drink. Ironic, no? There have been so many times when I could have decided that this wasn't the year, but the thought never crossed my mind - mainly because I REALLY want to do this race! I love these people and I have only met one of them (the best one, in my opinion) in person. Yes, at some point the race will cease to be fun, but I will approach the start line with so much gratefulness that I will have plenty to carry me through.
I met with my crew/pacer/little sister/daughter (yes, all in one) today to finalize race and travel plans. Fawn is a pro at this, and she and I are usually similar mindsets when running long races - all business, little small talk - so it just works. Here are pics of my pacing and nutrition spreadsheets - sorry, I was lazy so I just took pics of the computer screen.