It happened again.
I woke up at 3:45 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. My mind was awake and thinking about my race tomorrow.
Tomorrow I head out to rock the Rock N Roll Half Marathon.
Am I ready? Did I have everything I needed? My mind started turning, going through everything in my head.
I got my Bib yesterday. Check.
I went through all my shoes and picked out the ones I feel will be best for tomorrow. My Asics Gel-Evate 3 are new, have been great the past 2 weeks on training runs and will give my heel spur all the support my foot needs.
I bought a full head of beets yesterday and I am ready to juice them tomorrow morning before I leave. I talk about the benefits I find from juicing beets here: Beet Juice Love.
I also bought 2 heads of fresh parsley. Today I will make parsley tea (just boil hot water and seep the parsley). I feel the parsley really helps clean my system. I already eat clean, but parsley has so many benefits in eliminating toxins from the system. I need to focus on hydration today, and by drinking parsley tea, I will be hydrating and cleaning my system. Parsley tea is a win, win in this respect.
I run light. I try not to carry anything when I run except my energy gels, which I packed. I talked about the benefits of energy gels, here.
I know what I will wear tomorrow and have everything laid out. Check.
I know I will not sleep tonight. I will be a ball of excited energy. I still feel I will do okay tomorrow, even without sleep, as I talked about here: Racing Prep: No Sleep, No Problem.
I will run an easy 2 miles today to get my body in the running flow. I will stretch. I will think positive thoughts. Other than that, I am going to take it easy.
I have everything set. I have my beets, my parsley, my energy gels. I will hydrate, I will run, I will stretch and thinking positively. Keeping all of things in check and working together, I hope to have a great experience tomorrow. If nothing else, I am running, so I know I will be happy!
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