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Literally The String Of Thoughts We Have At The Starting Line

Ready…set…let the crazies begin! In the car Oh, sh**, did I train enough?! Accidentally walking by the top corrals These people look like pros. Can I keep up? Still walking by the top corrals Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out…. Walking by the other corrals Why did…

Ready…set…let the crazies begin!

In the car

Oh, sh**, did I train enough?!

Accidentally walking by the top corrals

These people look like pros. Can I keep up?

Still walking by the top corrals

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out….

Walking by the other corrals

Why did I sign up for this race again? What was I thinking?!

Walking by the porta-potties

Okay, go to the bathroom, warm up, go to the bathroom, stretch, go to the bathroom, stretch…

In line at the porta-potties

Did I eat enough this morning? I think I’m hungry again.

In the porta-potties

What the heck!

After the porta-potties

Hmmm, extra bananas and bagels…maybe I’ll scarf one down…

After getting more carbs

Gosh, I love running—gives me chills every time!

Walking to your corral

This race is going to be great; I am so happy I signed up!

Twisting awkwardly to look at your arm band

Is my music working?! Check. GPS watch?! Check.

Seeing there’s 5 minutes until race time

Do I have time to go to the bathroom?

Spotting the water table

Water, water, water! Wait, don’t drink too much—don’t want to get a cramp.

Stretching in place

I hope this underwear doesn’t give me a wedgie…

Stretching lower in place

Shoe check—gotta make sure the laces don’t come untied mid-race!

1 minute to the gun

Alright, time to get pumped—LET’S DO THIS!

45 seconds to the gun

I feel a PR today.

10 seconds to the gun

Remember, start off easy…you got this.

3 seconds to the gun

Uh-oh, here we go! Yikes…what if something goes wrong?!

GUN

Too late now, woo-hoo! *Starts GPS watch*

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