It's been a long time since I have raced. A year exactly, as a matter of fact, as of tomorrow. I participated in a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, but that was more like a laid back rolling party than a real race environment. Tomorrow will be the first race post-op and the first in a year. 365 days. I'd like to say that time has flown but it hasn't.
I'm not planning on really racing it, though - I mean, I just graduated from the run/walk so while I can cover the distance, there's really no point in pushing the speed. But I'm still working on my pre-race "stuff" tonight, for old time's sake:
-Made sure I ate some good carbs. Ok, let's be honest, it was more that I wanted an excuse to eat pizza. It's just a 5k.
-Made an iTunes playlist. I normally don't race with headphones on but I'm feeling that a little music will help keep me focused on not watching my Garmin the entire time. Lead song: Happy by Pharrell, of course.
-Charging the Garmin. Mostly to record that it actually happened. Like, for real.
-Picking out the outfit. It's going to be in the 20s and windy at race time. Somehow I need to figure out how to wear my InkNBurn holiday long sleeve and layer enough under it to stay warm. The struggle is real, people.
-Foam roller everything.