Well I am sufficiently nervous already.
Runner Susan's site provided an idea for a cool distraction:
Notice that I look like Ashley Simpson PRE nose job!
I tried to do Kozmo too...but his face did not match...I guess that is a good thing for the celebs!
I have my plan all worked out for tonight. S and I are going to leave two cars downtown so that I can head home early from the Riverbend Party. I have my food worked out too...pasta with grilled chicken and lots of water. I can pick up my race packet at the festival tonight, so I plan on being at the race site at 7:30 (3o minutes b/4 race time sound OK?).
I plan on getting up at 6:00 and having my oatmeal and coffee and sticking with the normal routine. Mom will be the photographer again and there will be lots of family there...my sister in law Jen (who got me into this to begin with) is running too.
I just finished my play list for the race:
Accidentally in Love Counting Crows
What I Got Sublime
Numb Lincin Park
Thks Fr Th Mmrs Fall Out Boy
I'm a Believer Smashmouth
Umbrella Rihanna and Jay-Z
Run Around Blues Traveler
Fly Sugar Ray
Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
Tell Me Diddy and Christina Aguilera
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
The Remedy Jason Mraz
Walkin' on the Sun Smashmouth
Move Along All American Rejects
Praise You Fatboy Slim
New Shoes Paolo Nutini
Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots
Hey There Delilah Plain While T's
September Earth Wind and Fire
I hope that I do not nee that many songs...I figured I'd rather have too many than not enough.
I have to give a special shout out to Iron Pol for the advice he gave me on tackling the hills without killing myself. And as always thanks to all of you, especially Bill, Andra and Allez for your tips and support.
I was watching an interview on the Today show with the guy from Man vs. Wild that Russ mentioned and he was asked how he makes it through all the tough situations he is in. He said that he just focuses on the fact that the discomfort will not last forever yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm going to keep that in mind as well as momo's advice that it is OK if it hurts a little.
As always, I appreciate any advice that you can give me...anything you wish you knew before your first 10K...food, water and simply running advice is great too.
dance a little stranger, show me where you've been
love can make you hostage wanna do it again
there's no time to think about the starting or the end
we'll find out I'm told, my mother she told me so (sugar ray)