Daily Archives: 04.30.2011

A Pre-Race Mess

Kittens, it is race weekend.  Paige ran her half-marathon today and Kate runs hers tomorrow as well.

When I registered for the Lake Minnetonka Half-Marathon in March, I figured that it might be a bit chilly, but that we would make it work.

What I didn’t count on?  That the weather forecast for May 1st would involve snow and wind in the morning.  Since I’m planning on running around a lake (which is windy to begin with), this is obviously problematic since we all know that if there’s one thing I’m NOT, it’s a  winter weather runner.

So here’s the deal…

My race bag is packed, and my alarm is set.  But tomorrow?  It’s entirely possible that I’ll put on my bib, turn on the treadmill and run the first official (since I did it two weeks ago sans-bib…NOT official) Kat Hates The Weather Half-Marathon.

If I’m a nervous starter to begin with (those corrals are packed to the gills and the loneliest places on the planet…really), the fact that I’m entirely unsure as to what will be happening tomorrow morning has made me even more of a mess.

To that end, as per the usual, I ask for you to think of me and appeal to your deity of choice for the following:

  1. To calm my starting corral jitters.
  2. That I have a safe and healthy run.
  3. That I don’t have to go to the bathroom during the race.

Obviously I’ll probably do some sort of pre-race post tomorrow morning, but until then, sleep well!