I've been nervous about this damn race since the day after I signed up for it. I've been asking what I think are stupid questions, like - do I need to pack a sleeping bag? Oh wait, I have to stay up for the entire 24 hours? We don't get to take naps? Huh? What...the...hell...was I THINKING?!
I haven't packed yet. I do, however, have a list of what to pack, which I'll tackle tomorrow. I think packing is making me more anxious than the race itself. It's Thursday night and the race weekend is finally here. My nerves are better. After weeks of fretting and letting my anxiety take over, I've decided - eh - just go with it. Do what you can do. See what you can do - maybe I'll surprise myself. Last year, I did 50 miles in 11.5 hours at Chase the Sun so I know I have the ability to do 50. I guess my only goal is to surpass 50 and see just how much I can get accomplished in 24 hours. I know I won't hit 100 since this will be my first long distance run (and already a PR in the books), but I'd love to see just how many I can crank out because one day I'm going to get a damn belt buckle and finish my tattoo (I saved a spot on my tattoo for "100"). At least this will give me an idea of what to expect for when I do try and get a 100-miler accomplished.
So, here we go! I'll report to you all how I feel once this race is under my belt. Good night!