Final preparations

Stolen colon crohns ostomy blog ccfa team challenge half marathon colitis team challenge tuesdayMan, my final Team Challenge Tuesday and I’m late… Oh, well. Here we go anyways.

We are literally 3 days away from race day. I’m 72 hours, I will be huffing and puffing my way through Virginia Wine Country, probably wondering what could’ve possessed me to do this AGAIN. (I kid, I kid.) Right now I’m feeling… OK about everything. The pain I’ve been having is better, but definitely not gone. I went for a short half-hour run this morning and am still having some, but it didn’t slow me down as much as it has been recently. I really think the hot yoga classes are helping!

I only made it 4-miles this weekend, which means the last long run I had was 10.5 miles back on May 11! That’s what worries me most. It’s just been so long since I’ve felt up to getting in a 2 hour or more run. But I am trying one more thing. I actually have an appointment tomorrow with a sports massage therapist that I’m really hoping can help me work out some of the kinks and get me prepared. I’m really praying that’s going to be beneficial and not cause any excess pain. Again, for this race, I’m just hoping to finish, not break any records. (We’ll see how my competitive side handles that.)

So I’ve got one more hot yoga class tomorrow morning, a sports massage in the afternoon, and if I have time, a final swim class in the evening. Then early Friday morning, I’ll be making the 5 hour drive up to Leesburg, VA and meeting up with the rest of the Team Challenge crew. This is going to be an interesting weekend. I think it’ll be a little sad considering it’s the final season for Team Challenge in the Carolinas.

There is still so much to do between now and 7:00 Friday morning, when I plan to start heading that way. It’s a little overwhelming right now, but I’ll get it all done. But the next 2 days will be a little crazy!

Looking forward to updating everyone from Virginia!!


4 thoughts on “Final preparations

  1. Lewis

    Don’t worry about the lack of a recent long run – just think of it is a long taper 😉 I find that people tend to put too much importance on the long run. If you’ve got a 10.5 miler under your belt, the extra distance can be covered based on the extra adrenaline of race day and putting everything into the race. You’ve done the heavy lifting, now relax, have fun, and enjoy the race! Best of luck!


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