Saturday, March 13, 2010

'Twas The Night Before Shamrock...

And all through the house -
I was pacing and fretting
Like a caffeinated mouse

My shoes have been laid by my bedside with care
In hopes that quite soon I will meet my pillow there!!

Well, I actually am not sharp-witted enough tonight to finish this little bit of parodic brilliance, but suffice to say sleeping will indeed be hard tonight.  It's always difficult the night before a race - and this one in particular has got the butterflies going full-tilt. 15K, nearly half of it mostly uphill, with a time limit. But I digress.

I picked up my race packet and shirt this afternoon - the cars were backed up for nearly half a mile from the pickup location - the race sold out at 21,000 participants, which is just totally nuts. My own bib number is well into the 16 thousands. Getting downtown tomorrow morning might end up being a bit of a chore, so I'm thinking we may take the train instead.

Just got done with a big bowl of spaghetti and since the clocks move forward tonight, it's time to turn it in and hope I can fall asleep right away. Going to think good thoughts, pray for nice dreams and with any luck, bounce out of bed ready to tear it up!


Bozót said...

How was it? Report!

21,000 participants? OMG! The biggest race I was in had something like 5,000 people...spread out over a marathon course. I can't imagine that many people in a 15K....:)

Sunshine Mama said...

Can not wait to see how you did! Sleeplessness is pretty common for the night before an important race.

Loved your rhyme.

Jules said...

Report posted! ;-)