I had two wonderful free hours this morning while the nice young lady played with my girls. It was great! (I also gave her my blog address so I can't say anything bad about her! JUST KIDDING!) I was able to go out and do the weekend grocery shopping with NO little grabby helpers in the cart, and then had another lovely free hour to go over to the local track to run. It was wonderfully helpful to have that time to get things done, and I'm going to really appreciate it this summer! My girls seemed to really enjoy her company, too, and stood by the door saying "Bye bye!" as she left. She'll be back next Wednesday when I plan to start in swimming again after I (hopefully) bounce back from Eagleman.
Which is . . . drum roll . . . three days away! I'm getting superstitious here, because I'm afraid that I'll jinx this weather forecast if I actually post about it, but here it is:
- http://www.wunderground.com/ -- High 78*F, Low 57*F, partly cloudy
- http://www.intellicast.com/ -- High 79*F, Low 61*F, mostly sunny
- Weatherbug -- Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
Today was my last short run before the race - 3.5 miles on the track at a very comfortable slow pace, 5K in 36:41.
Tomorrow I'll go do 1000-1200 meters or so in the pool just to give all my muscles a bit of a stretch and warmup. My bike is already cleaned and lubed, and I'll just do a short shakedown bike ride to make sure that everything is working properly. Also I will pack most of my race day gear with checklist in hand - emphasis wetsuit, helmet, bike shoes, and running shoes. And also try to get a lot of sleep!
On Saturday I go to packet pickup and I'll do a short open water swim just to check out the water conditions and also get my bike inspected and racked. It's kind of nice not to have to do the last-minute bike racking on race morning. Then on Sunday it's show time! Ahh, that familiar smell of magic markers before dawn!