My job overflows with irony. I have stage fright. I teach kids to act, but strongly prefer not to act. At Murray, to keep one of my scholarships I had to appear on stage occasionally. It really was helpful to learn acting skills as I learned to design and direct. When I perform, I have a couple of nervous ticks that show up. I warned Colin that I tend to babble and get off topic if I am nervous. Colin helped make me at ease for the interview. He prepped me with the questions, and talked to like it was more of a conversation. He asked about 5 questions, and it felt like I spent 10 minutes on each. I gave him a lot to work with to get his 2 minute story. (http://www.wlky.com/news/teacher-to-run-across-bluegrass-to-raise-awareness-for-diabetes/25073414 ) But it suddenly made all of this prepping and planning for the run across Kentucky seem more real. It became exciting again. Word is spreading out beyond my group of friends. With that excitement must come temperance.
I’m going to run tomorrow, but I will not race tomorrow. I have to take more care and caution with my training. My plan for tomorrow is pretty simple. I’m going to relax and run the first ½, and then push the hills in Iroquois. Finally, I will to coast through the return to the stadium. I’m keeping a conversational pace. If you want to chat, run up beside me. I will be wearing the yellow shorts, a white LSC Fall Runathon shirt with runacrossky.org on back. I recently had my favorite visor returned. It is blue.
The Louisville Sports Commission (http://louisvillesports.org/ ) joined our cause by helping sponsor us for the run. If you have not been to their events, then you are missing a good race. Last year the Bullitt Central Drama Club was one of the entertainment stations for the LSC Half-Marathon (http://lscmarathon.com/ ). They danced the “Thriller” dance for 2 hours, and had a blast. I was running the race, so I only got to see them for a minute. The LSC puts on a good race. I found the accommodations downtown for the start to be good, the course was challenging and fun going in and around Louisville landmarks, and the post race food and entertainment was nice. I am planning on running it again this year. I did not run their other events, because I had XC coaching commitments. Amy ran the Pure Tap 5K, and had fun. She ran with Mike (her dad), and Sara. This was before she realized she was running on a broken foot. She liked the course, but didn’t partake of the post race festivities.
I look forward to meeting some of you on the course. Have a good time and a good race. Save me some pizza!