Thursday Thoughts: Getting Ready for the CMM

April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am 6 comments

Hello!! It’s Thursday, and mine includes a million(well, more like 5) different thoughts about my upcoming half, so here ya go!

1. I’m officially in crazy mode getting ready for our trip to Nashville tomorrow for the Country Music Marathon! I have to get everything done by tonight because I have to work on Friday. It’s only a half day for students with a professional development meeting during the afternoon for teachers, so hopefully we’ll be done a little early so we can hit the road ASAP.

2. I’m getting a little nervous because the expo ends at 7:00, and if we don’t get on the road until 3:00, that puts us getting to Nashville around 6:00. But I have no idea about traffic or anything like that?? ………………….. I know I just need to take a breath and relax because there’s no sense in getting worked up over the situation.

3. I’ve also been a little worried about my back. For the past week, I’ve had a pain in my lower back. It got worse Tuesday and Wednesday, so I decided to take a rest from running yesterday and this morning. I put some BioFreeze on my back last night and feel much better today! I’m going to see how I feel this afternoon and possibly go out for an easy 2 miles. We’ll see though. I don’t want to hurt myself before Saturday.

4. There’s a 70% chance of rain on Saturday in Nashville as well. POOP. I guess I’ll be running in the rain! I really need to figure out what I’m wearing though. I may be investing in a rain jacket. Do they make running rain jackets?? Oh gosh I’m so unprepared. Please God make the rain go away!!

5. I know that all I’ve talked about so far are the negatives of this race, but I am seriously SO excited to be running this half! (And I get to cross something off my list!) It’s just a little overwhelming traveling to a race in a big city, especially since the race itself is pretty big. I’ve only ever done local races, so this will be a new experience for me. Just pray that I make it to the expo in time to get my packet and that I make it to the start line! lol

And there you have my Thursday Thoughts. Once I get everything ready and clear my head, I’ll be much more relaxed. But until then……………….. 😉


Entry filed under: 30 Before 30, Life, Random, Running, Thursday Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized.

Weekend Things and Such MIMM [Race Weekend in Nashville]

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. amywsullivan  |  April 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Good luck with your race! Very exciting. Yes, they have running rain jackets but honestly, any of your dri-fit clothes would probably be okay. One time when I ran in the rain the water getting on my contacts bothered me. But I don’t run in a hat (hate them) and I think you do? That might help. I BIG race will be very different but your task, the running, will be THE SAME. Go Grace Go!

    • 2. Eat Sweat Sing  |  April 25, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      I’ve got plenty of dri-fit clothes so I should be set! And I’ll make sure to bring my hat as well. Thanks for the advice! 🙂

  • 3. Alex @ therunwithin  |  April 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    it is the race crazies talking! don’t worry, you will be fine. I promise you. hang in there and good luck!

  • 5. Kristin  |  April 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Good luck and have fun with your race! I know you will do GREAT!

  • 6. jessielovestorun  |  April 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Good luck need to worry, everything will work out =) Can’t wait to hear your recap already.


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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