April 19, 2013

Twas the night before Carmel...

Twas the night before Carmel, and all through the house
I was the only one stirring, getting looks from my spouse.
The calf sleeves were hung by my race tights with care,
In hopes that a PR soon would be there.

The children were obnoxious and wouldn't go to bed,
While visions of finish lines danced in my head
And Molly on her computer, and mine on my lap
Tried settling down to soon go to nap.

While out there in Boston there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Brian Williams now tells me the suspect is found,
He's hiding in a boat alive without a sound.

The wind has been strong here, and I even saw snow
It's 30 degrees out , it's Spring don't you know.
I'll need gloves and long sleeves and stuff for my ears,
Could use a big sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

I'll give it my all, to be lively and quick
Run like never before, until I get sick.
More rapid than eagles my legs not the same
I will push my body until it goes lame

Now Pete! now Amy! now Lisa and Chuck!
On Matt, On Teddy, on Kirk press your luck!
To the top of your threshold and give it your all!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

Sorry friends, that's about the extent of my creativity this evening!  These are the silly things I do to clear my mind before a race.

I've had a great day.  Ate extremely well.  Very low stress.  Back feels great.  Enjoyed the expo, and especially getting to spend some time with my sponsor, Dr. Jeff Schoonover at Indiana Vein Specialist!

Alarm is set for 5 a.m.  Being picked up and rolling by 5:45.  Race starts at 7:30, and unless you're tracking me via text messages, you won't hear from me again until tomorrow afternoon!

Thanks so much to everyone for your support of my journey as I take this next step.  But special thanks to my amazing family and especially my wife, my rock, and my biggest fan, Molly!  I love you!

Happy running to all, and to all a good night!

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