Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kind of Freaking..

Well, I went to the grocery store after work today and loaded up on pizza, TV dinners, pot pies, chips and pop. Yeah, the family loves when I leave town. It's junk food city. I did make up a big batch of pizza casserole tonight so they can have leftovers as well during the weekend.

I've set up rides to and from baseball, school and birthday parties. I've washed laundry for the family as well as my running jacket, gloves, hats, gaitors, etc. It's nice to put on freshly laundered clothing during a race. Anything to give a little lift!

I've mixed up another batch of my foot potion. If you haven't read here long you may not know of my blister problem. Oooohhh..real horrific.

While running McNaughton last year I had the worst blisters ever. As blisters were popping new blisters were forming. It was awful. I asked the other 100 milers how in the world did they take care of their feet? Beth Simpson shared a recipe with me: 4 oz vaseline, 4 oz A&D, 4 oz aloe vera, 4 oz vitamin E, 4 oz Desitin. Oh yeah. It works. I slather on a layer each 25 miles or so and have only had a few blisters since. It will be interesting to see how my feet hold up at McNaughton. The course has river crossings and lots of sand as you exit the river. It tears my feet up.

I have charged up my iPod, as well as Tyler's iPod. We have the same music and I'm not sure how long my battery will last. He's offered his to me for the weekend. What a guy. I've charged my camera, have to have pictures!

I'm packing long pants, long sleeved shirts, short sleeved shirts, shorts, two pair of shoes. I am wearing Inov 8 Roclites. I have a size 10 and 11 to bring along.

I don't think I'll get to wear shorts. The forecast is still a high of 45 with rain/snow and high winds. Low of 29 during the night. Brrr. But crossing the rivers in pants will feel gross. I suppose I can unzip the legs and roll up over my knees to keep them dry.

I'm riding with my friend, Marie Barton, who is running the 50 mile. She ran the 30 at McNaughton last year. I'll head over to her place in the morning and we'll be on our way.

Goal: PR of 25-26 hours. 2005: 29:07 2006: 27:37

Woohoo! Over and Out..

9 comments:

Cliff said...

Have a good race, Julie.

E-Speed said...

Good Luck! Have a great time!

olga said...

Be well, Jul, all the wondeful to you, no blisters, good stomach, great knees...good luck!

Ellie said...

I am sooooo looking forward to hearing how it goes! Weather doesn't look too great :-(

Janice said...

Good luck. I've got my fingers crossed for no blisters for you:)

mtnrunR said...

you will do great. looking forward to the race report. have fun!
tom

Cheryl said...

You are going to do GREAT! Best of Luck and just like the others, I can't wait to hear your report about how things went.

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Julie - I was praying for you over the weekend! I prayed early Saturday morning when you were maybe two hours in - Sunday morning as soon as my eyes opened I was supposed to pray for you but forgot! So I asked God, the Master of Time and the Universe, to take my positive prayers "backwards" to you when you were running through the night and over the rivers! Can't wait to hear how you did!

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