Wow! First my personal countdown has started. The 10K is this Saturday. I have three days left. Just three and no more, so if I am not ready now, then I will never be. I went to the YMCA tonight and put myself through a strenuous workout on the treadmill. I was soaking wet when I was done. It was worth it!
For what it is worth, I really don't want any audience. I just want to run the race and accomplish my goal, finishing. However, that is not an option. S.F has insisted on being there for me. She means well and wants to show me that my wants and needs are important enough to support. She is "allowed" to come on one very strict condition. She CANNOT cheer. I do not like that and her life will not be worth a plugged nickle if I hear her. She also had to agree to no pictures. She has agreed and is more excited than I am. My friend David also wants to come. He and I have to have a come to Jesus meeting so that he also knows I will hurt him if he cheers too.
So, what are my temptations this week?
They are simple rewards for myself for the training and effort that I have put forth for this event. As soon as the race is over and I have made it back to the car, I want to go to the YMCA and get in the sauna. I think that a relaxing session in there will enable me to come home and take a nap. S.F. also knows that I have been craving a bad for you hamburger. I would want to go here, but I don't think we can on the 28th, as they are only open from 11 AM to 5 PM and I don't want to have to rush. We are still exploring what other places will suffice or if she will take me to another place she has been dying for me to try. One thing is certain, we have a date that includes a show that starts at 9:30 PM. We will need to have dinner beforehand, so I am at her mercy, and I really do want her to pick this time.
The following week, I plan to treat myself to a manicure and a pedicure. I have been thinking about this place. There are certainly places that are closer and cheaper; however, I have utilized this place in the past and after four months of training, I think I deserve a treat. and after I am done there, I think I should treat myself to a meal here. I can get something wonderful to eat and a glass of wine too.
One of the goals I set for myself this year was to be in a two piece bathing suit by May. I want this one, hand down. I also would love this one and the matching cover-up too. I am so close to the size I want to be, so all that is left is to get the tone I want. I also know that I should entertain a one-piece for pool parties, so I landed on this one first. But I could also see myself in this one.
Simple enough! I want to make it through this week in one piece. Finish the race. Reward myself with some pampering.
Off to sleep....floating, soaring, believing in all that has happened and all that is yet to come....