If you've been paying any attention at all to the ticker at the top of my blog, you'll know that the Army Ten Miler is TOMORROW.
I have never run in a race before (a real race).
I have never run ten miles before.
I have never run with my husband before.
This should be fun!
We're having lasagne tonight. That's a real treat because pasta is a banned substance for my husband, and I avoid tempting him by simply not making pasta dishes (pasta, bread, potatoes and stuff like that send his triglyceride levels through the roof...like to the 6 or 7 hundred range...very very bad). I love pasta and miss eating it (but my hips don't miss it a bit!). One night of carbo-loading is okay for us both.
My lovely sister-in-law has graciously agreed to come to our house tonight, spend the night, and babysit the kids tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a solid 6 hours of time out of the house with no kids but with the charming company of my dear husband.
My goal is to finish the race in one hour and 40 minutes (that's a ten minute mile pace). Most of my shorts runs fall in that range, but the long runs are usually 10 1/2 minutes per mile. I'm hoping that the energy of the other 23,999 runners will carry me along.
Bill's goal is to not hold me back! Poor guy did a 25k ruck march on Thursday to earn a gold German Army Proficiency Badge that he can wear on his uniform. He's still hurting a bit from that hike which he accomplished in 3 3/4 hours. The timing between that event and the Ten Miler could have been better.
And speaking of bad timing...I think that the penultimate sacrifice someone can make is possessing 4 free tickets to a Toby Keith concert and giving them all away! Okay, perhaps it's a bit lower down the list than that, but still, I am very unhappy that the concert is the same day as the Ten Miler. There is no way I will have the energy to attend an evening concert after running that distance. I know I will be sore and exhausted. So, even though I picked up the free tickets at the USO office, I have given them away to other country music fans. Maybe next time...
..so, wish me luck for a good race tomorrow!