|Five years ago (next month to be exact)|
It's not like that anymore, obviously, and tonight I'm laying out my tri kit (that's a fancy phrase for the shorts, singlet combo I'll be sporting tomorrow -- and I really hope I used that term correctly!) and packing a change of clothes for after the race so I can dry off as quickly as possible. (Yes, I learned that lesson the hard way).
I've tried to think about goals for this race -- in the past 5 years I've always posted a long litany of goals. This race is different. I am doing this one just for me. I didn't do any fundraising, I didn't really blog about it or share much about my training on social media. Ultimately, I want to cross the finish line with a HUGE smile on my face. I mean a legitimate smile and not because I'm just saying a word that begins with "S". I'm going to try my best to be proud of the effort that I've put into my training and have fun.
I certainly won't be winning the race and even if I'm the last one to finish in my age group at least I got out there and tried. I think my former self will be proud of me.