Krista, Solana and I had some things to deliver to another friend Jillian (yes, Jillian Walker of Runcouver fame) so we headed off to meet up with her. I don't get to see Jillian very often so it was great to get in an impromptu catch up with her before heading back home.
It had been a great day and as I headed home I was getting really excited about the next day's race. I was nervous of course. With my whole calf injury debacle in the last couple months I really didn't know how well trained I was, had I done enough? I didn't know if it would hold up over the full distance or if I'd be in pain soon after starting. I was excited and pumped bit didn't know if it would all be for naught if I ended up having trouble during the race. Oh and did I mention that my thighs were still pretty tender from crossfit a couple days earlier? Oops.
I decided I'd spend the rest of the afternoon and evening just being chill. I couldn't do anything more at that point so I wanted to just be relaxed and calm. The boys were playing in the backyard with Daddy when I got home so I set about getting all of my race stuff organized.
We had a nice dinner and I had a good long soak in the bath to relax a bit more before bed. For past races i've often had trouble sleeping the night before but it was truly awesome to crawl into bed around 9:15 and drift easily to sleep shortly thereafter. I am so enjoying my improved sleep since doing Whole30 and keeping much of it up.
My alarm was set super early for 3:45 the next morning so my next post will be my actual race report!