Pre-Race Preparation

Preparing for my MS walk and of course nothing can go easy.  Tired and packing I realize the weather in St. Louis isn’t going to be great this weekend.  Out of everything I have ready to go I didn’t have a rain poncho.  Decided to go down to the local Wal-Mart and purchase one.

The tornado sirens go off and I’m stuck in the car because Wal-Mart is on lock-down.  Sigh.  Finally, the sirens stop and in I go.  Acquired said poncho, some G2 Gels, a gel shot (no alcohol) and some protein bars.  Annoyed.  Finally, left Wal-Mart.

Blogging, when I should be packing.  Cat tearing up furniture.  Whatever.

Going to throw some clothes in the dryer.

MS 50 Mile Challenge Update

I just received an email from the St. Louis Multiple Sclerosis Society finalizing those last-minute informational tasks before the walk begins Friday morning.  We will be starting and staying at Washington University, of which I’m not familiar with at all.  They have attached a map with locations for parking and where we will be bunking for the next two evenings. 

Today I will pick up my packet and my room key.  I’m beginning to sense a bit of deja vu.  You would think I would be more concerned with the walk, but let’s be honest, I’m fretting staying in a college dorm, with a roommate I haven’t met, and yes friends…. the bathroom is down the hall.  Sigh….been there done that folks.  In college and in the Army.

Let’s compare:

1.  Long grueling walk – (without rucksack of course) – check

2.  Sleeping in a unfamiliar area and sharing the facilities – (at least I’m not on fire or cleaning detail) – check check

3.  Individuals yelling at you from the sidelines – (this will be positive reinforcement I’m sure) – unlike this reinforcement:  checkity check check

Drill Sgt

Like I said been there – done that.

Lord, Give Me the Strength to Taper

I walked 7 miles on Monday and came home from work today and immediately jumped into my running gear.  Why is it so hard for me just to sit still!  I want to run, but I’m fighting the urge and need to get ready for this weekend!  So hard to do!  Eighteen miles on Friday.

Mileage Stats 19 – 25 May

This weeks mileage =  11.61.

Month of May = 50.94 with an overall mileage total of 392.41 – 10,922.59 to go. Next week begins the prep for the 50 mile walk.  Hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day weekend.