Friday, September 25, 2009

Flashback Friday: And Awaaaaaay We Go!

There's not much more to say. I've committed to my goals. I've admitted my fears. And I've picked my theme song. Soon I will be picking up my race packet. Then I will see what's new in the beer aisle of my local grocer for suitable post-race hydration. Meanwhile I'm pre-hydrating with plain old water.

Tonight I'll hit the hay early after preparing my race day supplies. I am carrying a small throwaway water bottle so I can skip the first two water stops. I'm also carrying some Clif Shot Bloks to consume before the first Gu station (about 10 miles).

The race starts at 7 a.m. EST, for those of you waking up to cheer me on. The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the high 50s with a 50 percent chance of rain. I might have to try the trash bag look.

And now, into the void ...

Back Talk
Wherein we like to see who catches our references.

The Sean joins in on the exorcism and evokes his inner Theodore Herzel ... or maybe it was just his inner Walter: "If you will it, it is no dream."

Answer: What the fuck is that?

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have several for me, as I am abstaining tonight. Good luck to my fellow racers. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

14 comments:

X-Country2 said...

Hopefully it's cool and rainless tomorrow. Good luck!!

Roisin said...

Sounds like perfect PR weather to me. Kill it!

Nitmos said...

Enjoy the leg abuse. I believe Bobby Knight once said something along the lines of if it is inevitable, might as well enjoy it.

Enjoy away!

B.o.B. said...

You are ready. Rock and roll.

Jess said...

Hoping the rain stays away til post-race. But if not, I'm sure you'll look like a stud in that trash bag.

Mike Antonucci said...

I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it. Stay steady, keep moving and before you know it, you'll be drowning yourself in quality beer.

Go get 'em!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Have fun, drink well!
I'll have one for you tonight between my run and steam cleaning the carpet...I can still rock a Friday night. Oh yeah!

RazZDoodle said...

Good luck and enjoy your post-race celebration. A lot!

Laura said...

Good luck and drink lots!!! Hope you got those vodka shot packs I recommended :)

Ms. V. said...

Good luck! Will be up at 4:30 PST for our 22 miler. And, will think of you!!!

Rachel said...

Good luck! It's 10:30 CST here so I hope you are fully enjoying a well deserved beer right now. Cheers!

mr loser said...

Hope the third time indeed proved to be the charm for you.

Jess said...

Sound slike the perfect marathon temp! Best of luck!

Ted said...

How did it go ??? Waiting for the post race report. Do I hear a drum roll with this one?