8 Hours Until The Disneyland Marathon...
Sunday, September 02, 2012
This morning my brother and I went back to the health expo and listened to Jeff Galloway give pointers for race day. He said gummy bears or sugar cubes every two miles work best when running a long race. He said Gu, and others like it are more complex and take longer to break down. So, I went to the candy store and bought gummy bears!! He is a very nice man. I ended up having two conversations with him. He said he has heard lots of nice things about the Jeff Galloway SparkPeople group.
This afternoon we drove to Long Beach and had lunch with old friends of mine on their boat. It was very relaxing and we had a great time. It was a very pretty and calm area.
When we came back we went to Disneyland. We had "pasta in the park" with fellow runners and got our pictures taken with Goofy and Pluto. I will post pictures when I get back home and in front of a computer.
We rode on several rides. I did get enough guts to ride on Space Mountain at the end. I figured if I had enough guts to run a half marathon then I could ride a roller coaster. Tomorrow when I get nervous I will reverse this idea!
We have just finished laying out our running clothes, pinning our bibs to our shirts and setting our alarm clocks. It's 9:48, I wore myself out and am ready to get some zzzzzz's. We will be up at 4:30 and at the corral at 5 AM.
It will then be time to run!
Quote of the day:
(I saw this on the back of a running shirt today and it made me laugh):
"If you see me collapse, please hit 'Pause' on my Garmin."