I can't believe I've made it. And I stuck to my plan, without self-cheating and skipping runs, or taking "extra" runs between intervals (and trust me, I was tempted a few times). I have done 3 runs at 10:1 and I am READY. Or as ready as I can be. Road2Hope is tomorrow!
My race shirt fits! I think it fits enough to wear it for the run, even.
This week has been a roller coaster. We've been crazy at home and at work, and I really wasn't scheduling well. On Sunday, though, I dropped the kids off with Rob while he worked at 24 (after their hockey) and headed to Gage Park, which is a favourite place of mine. It was raining, but still so warm for October 30 so I didn't mind. I did a full 4km (4 loops of the main footpath), even though I kept promising myself I only had to do three. It was fun! And relaxing.
Then I got up at 5:15 on Tuesday with all my good intentions intact, ready to go...and it was HORRIBLE. Everything hurt, everything was slow, and I barely finished 2.5km. It was so discouraging, and I really didn't feel confident about the race at all after that. What was I doing? What was I thinking?
Then on Thursday I slept in, and didn't fit it in after work, either - we had parent teacher interviews, plus Corbin's running. It was Corbin who suggested I run while he ran - I had about 40 minutes between dropping him off and picking him up, so why not indeed? I left him at his running group, headed down the road to the highschool track, and ran round and round for 3.5km, FAST. (For me). I was under 10min/km! I felt great! Amazing!
And now I am ready. Wish me luck.