Until the race. I bought a new shirt and hat yesterday! The shirt has a little zipped pocket on the hem... but I might just wear another shirt I like better -without a pocket. The woman at the running store (who is one of the race organizers) said that all I need to have with me is my car key, driver's license, and some money - and I can stash those in my bra. I don't need to carry gel because they will be giving it away at every aid station (every 2 miles).
I cancelled all the rest of my appointments with sponsees for this week. I need to do very little other than work, eat, go to church twice, and SLEEP. One sponsee I expected to feel hurt and maybe resentful surprised me when she said that I was a good role model because I had good boundaries and was doing good self care. And I thought I was just being incredibly self-centered!
I was going to take a quick run this morning, but my back hurts and I slept later than I wanted. So I will go to work and take a quick run after I get home. It will be good to get out in the afternoon heat since it is supposed to get up in the 80s on Sunday, which is not something anyone around here is used to. Thank You for listening to this endless race-talk.
Oh, and I was looking through my site meter this morning, and found someone got to my blog by searching "fast anonymity." This person was from a middle-eastern country because google's English was interspersed with Arabic (I assume). I copied what I think is "Anonymous Alcoholic" in Arabic: ترجم هذه الصفحة (OH MY GOODNESS! I just clicked on this link, and it is my very own blog translated into Arabic! Holy Cow!)
"We know that if we rebel against doing that which is reasonably possible for us, then we will be penalized. And we will be equally penalized if we presume in ourselves a perfection that simply is not there." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 159