Sometimes you can plan how race day is going to go. And sometimes your day is full of the unexpected. This morning's Crossroads 17.75K was full of the unexpected. Here are a few of today's surprises (a full recap is coming tomorrow)...
I nearly overslept. I set my alarm for 4:15. 4:15 PM. Somehow, I jumped out of bed at 4:33 a.m. giving me 12 minutes to get ready.
I got a phone call from J at 5:38 a.m. that Dizzle had thrown up in her sleep, there was no mattress pad on the bed and both Dizzle and Doodle wouldn't go back to sleep. He was not having a good morning.
There was no line for the pre-race port-o-johns. This never happens. We went to the bathroom, walked to the car and when we came back there was most definitely a line.
The 17.75K course was a zillion times hillier than I had expected. Even though I had read the course profile.
A new race strategy can enlighten you - I know, completely shocking.
Waiting for the traffic to pass won't always work. This is what we saw when we got on 95 (after hitting up IHOP) to go home ...
But even though my morning was full of surprises, there was one thing that didn't shock me at all. I had a blast racing with G and MCM Mama.