IT'S HERE!!!!! Kinda scary!
Yesterday I downloaded some new music on my IPOD (shuffle)and deleted some that I was getting sick of. I hope that will give me a boost when I need it. I put a lot of the 70's songs that I used to listen to and some Disco. Nothing makes me want to move like a good ol' Disco beat! I LOVE DISCO!!! Guess that shows my age! The only problem is I may just start swinging my hips or doing the "Stayin' Alive" finger point (aka the John Travolta Hip Dislocator) while trying to run at the same time....let's hope I don't dislocate anything vital! Just kiddin' Jen...I will try to not embarrass you!
I walked about two miles yesterday, because Dave came inside in the morning and said that there were a ton of walkers out and so it made me want to get out there in this great spring (finally) weather. I basically strolled because I knew I wasn't supposed to do anything but let my body recover this week. I got a little panicked because my hip flexors started to really ache and I got a little concerned. I do NOT want them to hurt tomorrow! I hate hip flexor pain! I was also a little worried because I have been feeling really sore still from the accident. It seems to be getting worse, not better lately. But at least my knee is fine. After tomorrow any soreness will all just be relative!
I am finally getting excited for this run! Jen and I just got back from Ogden's Union Station to pick up our numbers and running chips. Now, it seems real! With over 4000 runners registered for all the races combined, it is going to be exciting! I also found out I can drive to the half starting point so I won't have to take the bus at 5 a.m. like all the other halfers who are starting at 7 a.m. My friend Julie is going to drive up around North Ogden divide into Eden Park where I will start. Jen will probably get there about 9:15 or so and so that way I won't have to wait all that time. AND, I won't have to get up at 3:30 a.m.! Yea!!! Sorry Jen, I know you still have to! I do feel bad I will be missing out on the amazing sight of all the runners loading the buses, but for a couple hours extra sleep I can deal with that. IF I can't sleep, then I will call Jen and go with her early.
They had a little expo at the Union Station as well and I was able to get me some Body Glide (for chaffing prevention) and a cute necklace. We also listened to Jeff Galloway, a famous marathoner who spoke on running tips for tomorrow. He was adamant about running for four minutes and then walking for one. He claims that will help you reserve vital energy for the finish and help you end much stronger. I need to read his book. After picking up our packets and chips, we headed to Jamba Juice for a 3G Energy Boost drink. I had one before one of my longs run a while ago and I swear that it helped. We will see if it was a fluke or if I am right. I will know by this time tomorrow!
I did a post today about the marathon on my other blog here if you are interested.
Jen and I picking up our running chips
Jeff Galloway giving some last minute advice
It was a busy place
Here's a map of the route ---oh, man that is REALLY far!!!!