Tonight I laid out “flat Missy” for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, honestly “flat Missy” has been put together since last Saturday just waiting to actually be laid out. Tomorrow morning I will be getting up at 4:30 am for the race and I could not be more excited!
I have run many races but I have never anticipated a race like I am the TC 10! I have poured my heart into my training and I know it has already paid off. I have a calm feeling that I haven’t experienced before and I know it is because I did all the training I could have, I left all out on the table.
I suppose the only thing I could have done better in preparation for this race is my nutrition over the last week. I ate some crap I normally wouldn’t due to some emotional eating. However, I am going to focus on all the positives because I have a feeling this going to be a good race!
Often times I have to find things to do the day prior to a race to keep my mind off of it. Today was so much different, it hardly crossed my mind even though I didn’t have much to do. I think this goes to show I am prepared as well as my meds are working! There hasn’t been any anxiety about the race! I know that is a first.
I wish that I had gone into all of my races feeling this calm! I guess it just means I know what I need to do going forward!
No matter happens tomorrow, I don’t think I could be more proud of myself! I could have quit when I ended up in a walking boot at the beginning of my training but I didn’t. I could have quit or found excuses when I came out of my boot and my foot still hurt but I didn’t. I could have quit when I found out that as part of my heart rate training I would have to run all of my training runs at a 14:24 pace but I ran the snails pace. And I am sure there were a bunch more times I could have quit but I didn’t! No, I embraced this long hard process and I came out so much farther ahead then I ever thought I could.
So, here is to hoping that TC 1o Mile is everything I have trained for and more!