Monday, July 7, 2008

Countdown to Vermont 100

Just about 2 weeks until Vermont 100. I am happy, excited, many emotions, so little time!

I have been training really hard the past few months. My husband and I have gone to Sugarloaf Mountain (a mountain I run up and down several times while he hikes with 50 lb pack in training for an upcoming mountaineering class). I have run to and from work several times (and one direction many more times) and of course ran the Niagara Ultra 50+ km.

I am as ready as I can be for VT 100. I even started packing my bags this weekend and hope my strategy will work out (shoes, socks, glide and gaiters available every ~25 miles). I think my husband will drop in on me now and again, but as he has had some crewing irregularities, I will not necessarily count on him showing up at the right place at the right time.

I have been paired with a pacer this past week and I am looking forward to meeting Randy my pacer. I know I am in good hands as he has paced the last 5 years:-)

I am also looking forward to seeing all sorts of friends from a variety of races. Many new friends from Canada that I met at the Niagara Ultra will be there. And several friends from Umstead 100 will be running. And I will get to meet some friends who I have met through (thanks to the introduction to this online forum by my friend Belinda from the Umstead 100). It should be a really fun reunion!

In the meantime I am trying very hard to ensure I meet all my work and family responsibilities. This includes a birthday party tommorrow for two of our cats: Zaboomafoo (8) and Sagwa (5). The whole family is getting ready for this celebration!


Jamie Donaldson said...

Hi Tammy! I'll be in Las Vegas when you are heading to Vermont so I'll wish you luck now at Vermont! You've done all the hard work, now enjoy the race! Have a blast!

CTmarathoner said...

oh, your cats are just beautiful -I love long-haired cats!!!