Kelly the Culinarian: Ready to Rock

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ready to Rock

I booked it to the race expo tonight and got myself organized for Sunday.  All that's left to do is lay out my outfit and nutrition, hydrate, foam roll and pack my post-race bag with essentials.
It's been a weird day. I was sitting in someone's office and they mentioned about how the ventilation wasn't working, and I immediately started to get hot and flushed. I still have a headache and sinus pressure. I hope I'm not getting sick, because I didn't train for four months to wimp out with a cold now.
The swag for the race is pretty nice. I'm not a fan of the shirt color, but it does fit really well. At least people will be able to see me coming ...

I also confirmed the types of fuel available on the course. I was tempted to ask the guy how many of the people actually complete the marathon, but I decided I didn't want to know.
Instead, I got some sweet encouragement from friends.
Kim is running her first 50k tomorrow. The day we ran my 20 miler together, she completed a full marathon that day in the name of training.  That's a hardcore athlete for you.

Here's the 2012 Fox Valley Marathon by the numbers.

26.2: The distance I'm going to cover.
4: The number of hours I'd like to complete the distance in.
9:09: The average pace per mile I have to maintain to meet this goal
21: The percent of marathoners who qualify for the Boston Marathon (which reminds me, good luck to Charlyn as she looks to punch her ticket to Boston).
2,920: The number of runners registered
39: The states from which the runners hail
1: The number of beer tickets attached to my race bib.  Are you a pregnant runner who would like to make a donation to a deserving runner? Because I accept donations.


Xaarlin said...

I'd just say don't get hung up on the distance. Trust me, when I say that you just need to trust in yourself and your training. You've done the work, your legs will take you to the finish, don't let your mind get in the way.

I think we will have spectacular weather Sunday morning. Take a deep breath, relax and have fun :)

Can't wait to see you!!

Maggie W said...

Good luck and HAVE FUN!! This is supposed to be fun! Remember that!! :)

Losing Lindy said...

I am doing the half, my son is the doing the kids marathon.

You will do great!

Kayla said...

Good luck!! Enjoy yourself!!!

Unknown said...

I am running the full, too. Good luck! It is going to be a gorgeous day on a pretty course. Enjoy the journey.

Unknown said...

I'm running the full, too. The weather is going to be gorgeous on a pretty course. Enjoy the journey

Pete B said...

Good luck! Run Strong!

Unknown said...

As it is currently 3:19PM, you are probably done and exhausted from what is an INCREDIBLE achievement!!! Can't wait to read all about it.