Just about 2 weeks until Vermont 100. I am happy, excited, nervous...so 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 kickrunners.com (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!