Omggggggg, the race, the race! This is my last week of training and it honestly wasn’t that eventful. Well it was to me because I got to watch my tv shows, sew, read… but it’s something I’m sure you all don’t want to read much into!
Sunday: Cheers to my last long run before the big race day! Sans Andy, I ran 15k in 1hr28mins. I was having some cramping troubles in the first bit of this run up until about 10k; brutal, right? So at this marker I ate some dried cranberries, drank some water and pushed on. I actually felt a heck of a lot better after that!
Monday: To get my kilometres up, I ran OUTDOORS, [I love that I can almost do this now], and I chalked up an 8k.
Tuesday: Took the night off.
Wednesday: Andy had to get back on his feet before Sunday, so he decided to join me for an 8k; again, running OUTDOORS! We struggled a little bit because of his knee, but the whole point of having a running partner is to help one another. So we took an easy 8k.
Thursday: Took the night off.
Friday: After work I headed Starbucks for a road latte and then into Hamilton to pick up race kits and see some friends. Since I was the only person available to pick up kits out of my friends and my dad, I walked out of the sporting expo at the First Ontario Centre with a total of six race kits! I looked like a hoarder! But that’s okay because our race swag was soooo nice! We each received our bib, chip, new balance hat and jersey. I felt pretty spoiled. Later that evening I met up with my friends Lily and Alisha to… carbo load for Sunday? LOL eat, eat and eat some more.
Saturday: This felt busier than a Monday, I needed to get a bunch of stuff done today so I would be ready for the race… tomorrow! Firstly, I woke up and drove across town to go to the chiropractor to get everything aligned before the race. Secondly, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up ingredients for the pot of gumbo I was making for everyone (Andy, Callum, Katherine, my dad and brother). Thirdly, go for a quick 5k and shower. Fourthly, cook the gumbo and paleo bread before I picked everyone up from across town. Fifthly, drive across town to pick up everyone from the bus station. Sixthly, finish the gumbo, eat the gumbo, relax and hydrate the rest of the night. I would say it was a success consider I accomplished all of my tasks. The BIG task at hand would take place the next day and I will give you a race review in my next post!