I'm not sure if we will go to a park or just hang at the pool for the rest of the day. My race doesn't start until 10 pm. It's going to be a long day. Sleeping in the middle of the day isn't easy for me, so I'm really anxious over not being rested enough. With my thyroid disorder, taking any type of "stay awake" pills can really set my heart to racing, so that won't work either. I'm still nervous about being able to complete the whole race since I still have not completed a full 10 miles in training. Hopefully the adrenaline will kick in and keep me going.
Last weekend I cut back and only ran 4.5 miles. I thought, briefly, about trying for at least 9, but I started to feel a little pain in my hips and knees and decided it would be better to stop pushing myself and get some good stretching in. The rest of the week I have just been running everyday for 20-30 minutes to keep myself in check. At this point, I don't think I could do any more to train and just needed to focus on not injuring myself. My asthma has been more under control this week than it has in years so I'm feeling really good about that.
Well, this is it. No backing out now. All my forms are printed. My training is done. Only thing left for me to do is pack my bags - hope I don't forget anything - and give myself this birthday gift of completing a challenge. Wish me luck!