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