|I had everything carefully organized for the race|
|Unaware that most of this stuff isn't working right|
|there I go in my Raiders cap and red shit|
Lesson Learned: CHECK EVERYTHING! ROOKIE MISTAKE!
I attempted to not to go completely bananas at the idea of running the race be feel, but, honestly, I was a mess. I just wanted to start the race before anything else could go wrong. My wish came quickly, as the three minutes that I had to kill once I joined the other runners at the started, just ticked away quickly without passion or prejudices. And . . . after the having exact type of morning that I had wanted to avoid, I was off. As I start to run, I told myself that I was just going to have to focus on running -- nothing more. I had trained too hard and invested too much in this race to not enjoy it. I settled down with the knowledge that race day was finally here, and as I passed Hiroko, I shouted to her that I would see her in two hours.