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Twas the night before the Half and all through the motel room...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just a quick note. the anticipation is killing me. I feel like a kid who is getting marched down to the principals office. I am dreading going to bed simply because I know it will be show time when I wake up. Fear of the unknown. The silly part is that I have already done the distance. I have put my time in, done my long runs and felt strong with a good recovery at the end. so whats the deal?

just pre-race nerves.

I trust my training and have confidence that I have left it all on the trail, held nothing back when prepping for this. I am here to have a great run and to add another shirt and medal to my growing collection. :)

on a lighter note, had a great time with the kids. i randomly went over to tickle my pre-occupied teenager and she looked up at me over her book and playfully said - "dad, you are invading MY special bubble" Special Bubble???? " I got your special bubble RIGHT HERE" and threw a pillow at her. My 10 yr old jumped in and within a few seconds it erupted into a full scale battle similar to when Anakin and Obi-Wan took on Darth Maul. I hate to say it but a 14 and 10 yr old almost bested me, but youth and vigor will never defeat age and treachery. I took out the oldest by tackling her on the bed and tickling her until she cried uncle. after that the 10 yr old was easy prey HEHEHEHE. Got my cardio in, carbo loaded, ready to rock!

see you at the finish line!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LCORTEZ7 10/25/2010 7:48PM

    Don't know how I missed this but the read was quite entertaining. You sound like a wonderful father and a joyful runner. Can't wait to read the next blog about your results. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 10/23/2010 3:24PM

    Good luck!!! Lol, at the "bubble"! emoticon

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TYKXBOY 10/23/2010 12:39PM

    I'm always nervous before a race, but I hide it well. Once it starts you will be in the zone. Go get 'em!

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ETTEZEUS 10/23/2010 11:50AM

    Ah, such a special night with your girls!!
Good luck with the race!
You gonna rock it!

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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 10/23/2010 10:34AM

    Good luck : )

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CBAILEYC 10/23/2010 10:29AM

    I was nervous/psyched for my first 10K walk, and it was just a walk! I can't imagine what it must be like before a run like this, but maybe I'll find out one day? LOL

What a great memory for you and the kids, and what a fantastic example you are for them of hard work, determination, and perseverance!

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CARROT143 10/23/2010 10:08AM

    That is so awesome - and a great memory for the whole family. Even if you just bared a bit of geekiness to describe it to

I am so anxious to hear how the race went. The weather is perfect I hope, and all your muscles will cooperate (especially the mass between your ears). Its going to be monumental!

WOO HOO CREW.... emoticon

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PIXIEMOM13 10/23/2010 10:03AM

    I can't wait to hear about the race. And love the pre-race shennanigans with the kids! lol Sounds like great fun.
I bet they are so proud of their dad!

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BAM0827 10/23/2010 8:35AM

    Can't wait to read your race report!

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SAFETYSUE 10/23/2010 7:58AM

    Very inspiring, I love that you are a great dad! Good luck on your race, but it sounds like you have it in the bag!

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SEABREEZE65 10/23/2010 7:50AM


(have I said that before?)

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HALFFAST 10/23/2010 7:36AM

    So excited for you! Have a GREAT time (get it- time?!) ! emoticon

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ELAOPET 10/23/2010 7:24AM

    HAVE FUN!!!!! Waiting for the next blog, hope you mapped the route ;)

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AMOHAME2 10/23/2010 7:21AM

    Good luck with your race today!!
I didn't get my pre-race jitters until this morning but now, man oh man I can't wait to run!!!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 10/23/2010 7:08AM

  Good luck and have fun!

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OTTAWABOUND 10/23/2010 6:42AM

    Have a great race and (I'm not sure if this is the right word) enjoy the experience!

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DEVORA4 10/23/2010 6:41AM

  Good luck Robert We are all rooting for YOU emoticon emoticon emoticon and here you are emoticon the leader debby

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45ANDFIT1 10/23/2010 6:31AM

    Have a fantastic race!!

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NEWNOEMI 10/23/2010 6:25AM

    Best of luck Robert. You got this!!!!

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