Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What I did on my final taper weekend...

Alternately titled, 'and then there were four (days)...' You know how I love a good countdown :)

My scheduled workouts over the final taper weekend amounted to about 5 hours between Saturday and Sunday. I had a ridiculous amount of free time, I didn't quite know what to do with myself. I loved every moment of it and actually got to the point Sunday night where I was bored.

Over the weekend, I read the book "You are an Ironman" cover to cover. I slaved over a hot crock pot making BBQ chicken while watching an untold number of episodes of "Snapped" on Oxygen and all kinds of TV shows I had recorded on my DVR. What seemed like every scrap of laundry in my house was washed, dried and put away and I started to pack for the trip to Wilmington. Floors were mopped, blogs were read and toes were painted. All in all a great weekend of some much need st home time!

If you are interested, Beach 2 Battleship has online tracking for the first time this year - Hooray! Go HERE and enter bib number 587 to follow my progress on Saturday.

Four days out and I have settled into a calm about the race. Not particularly nervous about the race itself. The things that are making me nervous now are more the logistical things like getting to the transition on race morning and whether or not I have everything I need in my bags. The plan is to pack the various transition and special needs bags tonight so I don't have to worry about it when I get to Wilmington. I can just drop them off and be done with it.

At this point, I am not 100% sure CR can go with me to the race which is a big bummer. It is still undecided but am trying to mentally prepare myself either way. The store owner at his shop had some emergency surgery Sunday night and is in the hospital. The owner was going to cover for CR while we were on vacation so now CR needs to decide if he should stay and work or go on vacation. The owner is telling him to go but not sure if that is the right thing to do. CR hasn't decided yet so I guess we still need to figure that one out. I certainly understand either way. Worst case, he can track me online and I can call him when I get done assuming I have the energy to lift the cell phone to my ear. LOL.

Also... Congratulations to Suz of Cowboys and Lasers and Everything in Between! She won the 4All by JoFit polo shirt. Hop on over and check out her blog. She is running her first half marathon on November 12th!

10 comments:

Meaghan said...

OMG, I'm SO excited for you!!!! You know I'll be tracking your ass all day long - go get 'em!!!

misszippy said...

Almost there! You'll be able to use all that pent-up energy for a great result come the weekend!

Suz and Allan said...

Good luck this weekend and thanks again for doing such an awesome giveaway!

-Suzanne @ Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Tick ... Tick ... Almost that time! You're gonna be awesome! Sounds like you handled your taper well! Good luck!

ajh said...

I hope things work so CR can come with you. Good luck!

That Pink Girl said...

K, I am SO excited for you! It's almost time! You are trained and ready. Can't wait to read your race report! Rest up!

Amanda said...

Sounds like an amazing way to spend your taper weekend.

So excited for your race. I know you're going to do an amazing job!

Carolina John said...

I'll be tracking you saturday! Good luck, and remember: relentless forward progress! Live every mile, this is the only time you ever get to run your first ironman. I wish I was going out there with your.

B.o.B. said...

so excited for you lady! you're going to smoke this race and since you also read You are an Ironman, i know u can draw from those folks as even more inspiration. i love a countdown too!

Jill said...

Aww girl, it's almost here. So freaking excited for you! Go out there and have an absolute blast. I'm going to be definitely tracking you (do I know how to do that??? haha).