Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Friday, November 2, 2012

‘Twas the night before Stonecat….

‘Twas the night before Stonecat, when all through the house
Not a creature was running, not even us.
Our drop boxes were filled in the kitchen with care,
In hopes that we’d later find everything there…..

I don’t have enough creative energy to recreate a complete Stonecat version, but you get it right? 
IT’S THE DAY BEFORE STONECAT!!! 

I took the afternoon off from work to allow me to do some mental preparing, running around, packing of drop box, repacking of drop box, cooking….jeez, maybe I should’ve taken the whole day.  Seriously though, I’m pretty damned excited!  Why shouldn’t I be?

  • I’m healthy enough to have trained and attempt a 50 mile trail race
  • I get to do it with my best friend in the world (who’s done it before!!)
  • The weather Gods, though evil last week with hurricane Sandy, have simmered down and are granting us a decent weather day.
  • The running group hosting the race cleared any downed limbs, etc that resulted from the hurricane.
  • Most dramatically, word on the trails is that the running group also worked on culverts that should provide us a fairly dry 12.5 mile loop (past years found runners slogging through inches of unavoidable water).
  • I have friends also running, so am sure to see some familiar faces both running and supporting

Thanks to all my family and friends who have called me crazy  encouraged me and have called or posted ‘good luck’ messages!  Time to trust my training, listen to my body, respect the distance, and….time to have fun. 

50 mile style J



11 comments:

  1. Awesome Lisa! Good luck and have fun!!

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  2. Wooo!! I love the little poem :). So glad you found me right before our races so I have another ultra friend to cheer on. Good luck tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks Maureen, glad to have found you too!

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  3. Woohoo!!! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about it! Have fun tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks Mandy!! I wish it would just come already :)

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  4. Good luck and have fun!!! I'll be thinking of you and can't wait to read all about it.

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    1. Thank you! I'll take all the good thoughts I can get :)

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  5. oh my goodness! It's here already!!! Good luck and I know you'll do great! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

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