Here is what weather.com says for tomorrow:
Hmmm....now here's the thing. I will not worry about the weather, because what good will that do, right? So, in an effort to feel like I am doing everything in my power to not let the weather get to me, I am pretty much bringing every piece of winter run gear I have.
So, maybe not everything, but pretty darn close. In case you were wondering, that is 1 pair of running tights, 1 pair of capri running tights (I am forever hopeful), 5 shirts of various weights, 5 pairs of socks (3 wool, 1 lightweight, 1 compression), 1 vest, 3 long sleeve pullovers of various weights, 1 wool beanie, 1 visor, 1 pair of running gloves and 2 pairs of shoes, plus my clothes to change into after the race. Not pictured is a wind jacket, a fleece beanie, another pair of running gloves that I bought last minute today in case it is raining tomorrow and I want to change them and a cowbell (you never know when you might need a little cowbell!). The run is five 10k loops, so I can change every lap if I so desire.
Weather, hear me now....BRING IT ON!!!
I also had the requisite race dream last night. The dream race was actually an epic bike race. In typical dream fashion, I was late, despite the fact that I was late, I stopped into Starbucks to go to the bathroom, when I finally get to the start I realize that instead of my bottle holder cage, I have the baby seat that goes on the back of the bike. Then I realize I left all of my nutrition back at the hotel. There was something else involving school buses, but I can't quite remember that part. Ben was with me every step of the way encouraging me and making the most of the situation - at least there is one part of the dream that I can definitely count on coming true!!
Every day I've been watching this awesome video to get pumped up and excited to race.
The ipod is charged up and ready to go with a specially made play list just for this race. I might not need to use it, but I am bringing it, just in case. Here's my playlist - a lot of inspiration, a little bit of motivation.
Clearly, I have broad tastes in music. I find that when I have to dig deep, only favorites will do.
And, lastly, my friends at the Y surprised me today (and totally made me cry) with a beautiful good luck card and a balloon that will definitely be gracing my rest station tomorrow.
Seriously!! I am so blessed! On the bottom of the card it says, "We create our tomorrows with what we dream today."
My goal for tomorrow is to dig deep and to be a light that shines onto the beautiful people that will be with me, both in body and spirit. Thank you!!