Well, it is hard to believe that I had my last run today before I run the Seashore Half Marathon in Long Beach!!! I have a really good friend who always asks me, "Are you ready for your race?", a couple days before an event. And most often I reply with a somewhat hesitant and less than enthusiastic, "I think so..."! And that is genuinely how I feel.
I mean, I really do not know that I am ever ready for a race until I start running. This isn't my first Half Marathon, but it is the first that I have actually trained for. I am really hoping that I complete the race in under two hours... but to be honest, I would be happy as long as I beat my 2:13:00 record from the Tinker Bell Half Marathon I ran in January.
All I can tell you is that I am ABSOLUTELY excited to spend tomorrow night and Saturday morning/ afternoon with one of my best friends in the whole wide world, Rachel Davis. She lives only a few minutes from the race event, so she is graciously hosting me for the evening. I never get to spend much quality time with her, so I am REALLY looking forward to spending almost a complete 24 hours with her.
So today was a pretty good day. I started with a delicious bowl of Kashi/Cheerio cereal, almonds and half a banana. This is what I usually have on my Thursday and Friday morning drives to work. The trick is, I eat the first half of the banana before I leave the house :) I enjoyed this with a big glass of. This is one of my favorites drinks right now. Especially since I apparently gave up drinking coffee! That right, I haven't had a single drop of coffee in almost two weeks. It's amazing how easy it is to give something up when you're really not trying... However, I think I might have to break this to make it through the ENTIRE day on Saturday... but we'll see :)
OK. So it wasn't a huge variation from my regular meals, but I did make it a little different :)