Nothing gets me more excited than a good ol’ night before a race.
The anticipation is sometimes so strong, it keeps me from sleeping! (good thing we took that 3 hour nap after work!).
I signed up our team over a month ago. Actually, my mom was still alive at the time and got the opportunity to hear all the details and see our shirts before she became incoherent. I’m really glad that I got to tell her about this. I know she will be proud of every single one of us tomorrow, and I hope that every member of Team Judy will be able to feel her presence with them on the course.
Mr. KKM and I grabbed a quick dinner (have you tried Wendy’s new flatbreads? Yum!) then headed over to my dad’s house. We’re spending the night there so we’ll have one less thing to have to worry about in the morning. It’s suggested that racers arrive no later than 7am, as they begin to close the roads around that time. We are planning to get up around 5:30, hopefully giving us enough time to force down some breakfast, figure out a carpooling plan, then make the trek over to USF.
I made the mistake of not using music for my last race, the Gasparilla 15k. I wasn’t going to do that this time around. After tracking down an Iphone charger, I took a nice long look at the huge library of awesome music I have on that ol’ device and built a playlist that I think will be just what I need to go for a PR.
Yes. I said it. PR.
I haven’t actually committed to trying to PR in quite some time. I really couldn’t set a PR for Gasparilla as I had never done a 15k before, but I’m planning to try and complete tomorrow’s 5k in under 45 minutes. My fastest 5k time has been 47:12 at Purplestride 2010. If I can maintain a 15 minute mile at the most, I will definitely be able to come in at 45 or under.
To help me with this goal, I plan to keep up a good pace with some kickass music. Here is tomorrow’s playlist:
Alligator Pie- DMB
American Girl- Tom Petty
Alive with the Glory of Love- Say Anything
Corn Bread- DMB
The Distance- Cake
Dog Days are Over- Florence and the Machine
Empire State of Mind- JayZ and Alicia Keys
Forever- Chris Brown
No Homo- Lonely Island
Perfect Situation- Weezer
Pumped up Kicks- Foster the People
Rumour Has It- Glee
Shiver- Coldplay (my personal favorite!)
Tighten Up- The Black Keys
With or Without You- U2
Fix You- Coldplay
Miracle Drug- U2
My Hero- Foo Fighters (my finish strong song)
For now, it’s bedtime. There will be no PRing if I’m a sleepy girl! See you in the morning!
GO TEAM JUDY!