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Thursday, April 23, 2009


The anxious tears and nervous "what-if's" have come and gone. The "i'm getting a little bit excited fluttering belly butterflies" are here. Yes, the big event is less than 48 hours away, and I am actually looking forward to it.

As for a heel update, I did go to the doctor. I do have what I suspected which is plantar fasciitis and a heel spur. The doc said to walk the long distance would do no harm but would only make me miserable. This week, however, my heel has felt progressively better every day, so maybe by Saturday it will be in good shape. Of course the lortab 5 prescribed to me for race day should come in handy if I need it!

A special "thank you" is in order for those of you who offered up prayers for my heel and my anxiety! I so appreciate it. More importantly, however, is a most grateful "thank You" which is in order for the Hearer of your prayers! Amen and Amen!

The race is set to begin at 7 am CST on Saturday. They release the first corral of runners at 7 am and continue to release each consecutive corral every 1.5 to 2 minutes. I figure I will be starting around 8 am as I am in corral 35. I don't know exactly how it will work, but for any friends and family who wish to do so, there is a live webcast of the race (maybe the finish line) HERE. My race number is 31176.

Can you believe that? There are more than 31,000 participants in this event! Whoa!

This will be my last post until at least Monday, but I will try to send important updates to Twitter (I feel so cool...Twitter...HA!). You can read my Twitter updates at the top right of my blog if you want!

Wish me luck!

I just want to finish.

Not last.


Anonymous said...

Get you some heel cups (they're little rubber heel cups with waffle looking thingies molded into them. You can pick them up at Wal-Mart.

Good luck1

Mrs. H

TheiaC said...

got 'em already...helpful definitely! Thanks!

Deedra said...

Good Luck, Theia! I will be praying that your heel continues to feel better and that it gives you no trouble on race day! I know you can do it!!

TheiaC said...

Thank you very much, Deedra!

Anonymous said...

Mostly Prayers for you through the race and after that your foot and heel are not suffering any more.
A good race too.

K. Tilley said...

Go get'em girl! Best of luck!