Thursday, August 27, 2009

One last day...

..of work, that is.

Tomorrow morning, it's time to head down to Louisville for packet pick-up and a little practice swim in the Ohio. Beautiful!

Now, it's time to make the list. Ya know, the list of all the possible things i need to bring to make this a successful trip. It's insane the stuff I pack. Even in high school, I was the girl who would have *insert some random thing* when it couldn't be found in coach's bag. Included in my packing is always: a sharpie, spare roll of TP, tape, band-aids, camera, advil, extra socks, flip flops, food, gum, extra underwear (because there was this time i peed my pants at a CC race...and it wasn't on purpose), water bottles....you get the picture. I just want to be prepared.

Saturday is bike and gear bag check.

And then, Sunday... (gulp!)

I am feeling ready though. My emotions got all fired up yesterday over some fraudulent charges on a credit card...grrr...but it totally awakened my senses. My massage yesterday loosened my muscled just enough. No soreness and got through my bike feeling uber strong last night. And I'm still sleeping like a rock. For hours on end.

The greatest part of all this prep and taper the last week or so are the words of encouragement from other bloggers and athletes. You guys are amazing!!! Thank you all for your support.

12 comments:

Chloe said...

You are going to do awesome! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Kim said...

woot woot! girl, you are READY! i cant wait to follow and cheer you on from online. wish i could be there in person. HAVE A BLAST WITH JUDI!!!!

Judi said...

wooooooo girl it's here!!!

i am shaking my heart is about to come out of my chest!

~Jess~ said...

BECAUSE I KNOW you will be done about 5 hours before me... make sure the beers are cold, and the fans are loud :)

See you down there.. best of luck!

jess

Victoria said...

Good luck!! You're going to rock IMKY!!!! :-)

Brett P said...

Good luck Amanda! You've worked hard for this and will be awesome!!

Colleen said...

Amanda - best of luck! You are going to rock the race Sunday! Go get em girl!!!

D10 said...

It's almost game time! Have a blast, enjoy yourself and stay strong. You are going to be great.

RR said...

Best of luck - you will do great sunday!!

IronMatron said...

I'll be tracking and thinking of you! Have an AWESOME Race! Good luck!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck, enjoy this reward

Kim said...

A - you are SMOKING IMKY right now - amazing swim and bike splits so far! and you are killing the run right now! awesome job!!!