Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GO Time....

'Be kinder than necessary; For everyone you meet is Fighting some kind of battle.'

I am not sure the reason but events take place in your life or around your life that allow you the opportunity to put things into perspective. An event like this has taken place around me this week and I am blessed to have yet another opportunity to do this.

This will be my last post before I toe the line at MMTR on Saturday morning. I have trained. I have mentally wrapped my mind around the 54 miles of painful yet beautiful hills. I am ready!!

My husband will provide much needed support to get me in an out of each station as fast as possible. My girl, Jackie will force me to eat even when I am convinced that I don’t want to. Bigger than that is the fact that Jackie will also pace me for the last 20 miles. This section is also the nastiest so her company will be much needed. To have them crew me is… well….. AMAZING and I am thankful. It will not be an easy job.

I cannot express how much I have enjoyed the process this year…good and bad… and have loved all the positive comments each of you have left week after week in my training. It has helped me more than I can express.

So I leave you with some last minute info about the event:

Mount Masochist Trail Race - Lynchburg, Va

Start time: 6:30am
Field size: 286
Weather: 31 low / 68 high (no rain!!)
Gain/Loss : 9200 / 7200ft
Aid Stations: 17 total

See you on the other side!

Eat early...eat often... Drink early...drink often... I hear ya Bob :)

Robin

39 comments:

BeachRunner said...

WOOOO!!!!
Go get em Killah!! Can't wait to read the report. :)

*aron* said...

YAYYY! ill be thinking of you sat am! good luck!!!

Wes said...

Robin, IT..IS..YOUR..TIME. Bring it home!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Glad to hear you have such a great crew working for you. Good luck, you are going to do awesome!!

D10 said...

I can't wait to read all about it. Don't forget your fuel belt!!! You are going to have an awesome experience.

Erik said...

Wow, Go get em!!

Finish Hard !!

E

Runner Mom said...

I'll be praying you through, girlfriend!! Talk to ya later!
Hugs,
Susan

The Happy Runner said...

ROCK ON! Have a super race!

Runner Mom said...

" For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared." Proverbs 3:26

R--meant to share this in my earlier comment! Hide it in your heart and remember it on those uphills and those rocks in the loop:).

Also, I read this in one of my Bible studies, and I wanted to share it with you.

You are most fully alive when you are on an adventure with God.
Erwin McManus

Enjoy that adventure--wish I was running it again--well, not really!!! Hee hee! Love ya,S.

Sherry said...

So VERY excited for you, Robin! I will definitely be thinking about you this weekend and I can't wait for your race report!

Rock the clock, girl!!!!

Shannon said...

I CAN'T WAIT to hear all about your journey.

Leave any negative thoughts behind you. You will do fine. :)

My thoughts are with you.

Marlene said...

You're going to rock it! I can't wait to read about this insane experience. Have fun!

Marathoner in Training said...

You will do just fine, especially with a crew working to make your run such a success. You are really loved by all of them.

ShirleyPerly said...

Will be thinking of you this weekend. Time to Rock 'n Roll!!

Marcy said...

GOOOOOOOOOO ROBIN!!! WHOOOO HOOOOOO!! Go kick some ass! You know, more and more I see Bob in you :P

"toe the line"
"early and often"

What has the world coming to? LOL

I can't wait to see this report ;D ;D Good luck!

Sam said...

Great quote. I always say something just like that to my kid.

Have a great race and Have Fun!

Judi said...

Woooohooooooo!! You will kick ASS!!!!

I Run for Fun said...

I am sure you will do just great and have an awesome experience. Look forward to reading all about it.

Nick said...

Will be sending good vibes your way.

Best of Luck.

CTBamaFan said...

Robin, you're trained and ready. Relax and enjoy the next few days. Can't wait to read about how you the hills just melted away inf front of you. Go get 'em!

Caroline said...

Hey, wow, 54 miles! Great that you'll have all that support out there - good luck!!

Thanks for the quote - it's so true, and I forget sometimes ...

RunBubbaRun said...

When there is no rain, that is always a good trail race day..

Good luck, pace well, and run your own race.

You will do great.

SLB said...

T.T.P - T.P.R.

teacherwoman said...

I can't wait to hear all about it, Robin! Bring it home, chica! :)

Rick Gray said...

Robin, You are prepared both mentally and physically. The hard part is over and now the fun begins. Try to stay relaxed and you will be just fine. See you Friday night and of course early on Saturday morning. We are going to have a ball. Rick

Jackie said...

Robin, you are ready! I'm excited and can't wait to see you cross the finish line. You my FRIEND are truly amazing and can't wait to have a beer or two after it's all over!

Progman2000 said...

Good luck - can't wait for the RR!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

YOU ARE GOING TO ROCK IT!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to read the report. I'll be thinking about you Saturday:)

scott keeps running said...

Great luck!!

Stephanie said...

You will be in in good hands and your self-confidence will get you to the finish. You have inspired me so much the past months - if anyone can do it it's YOU!!!

Bon voyage!

Girl on Top said...

You are freaking amazing! Rooting for you!

zanne said...

YOU ARE READY!

Kevin said...

Have a great race! You are gonna rock it!

KK said...

Good Luck, Robin.

mrjwhit~ said...

Here's to a successful, safe fun. That quote on your blog was intense. If only we all did that for 1 week. Wow!

Mendy said...

Good Luck Robin! You are going to do great. I'll be thinking about you!!!!

J~Mom said...

Thinking of you!!!!

Nick said...

You did it! Great job Robin.
I knew you would get it done.

Journey to a Centum said...

You are a trail goddess now! Congratulations on your finish!