Thursday, July 28, 2016

Prep/Pep Talk

First I would like to say Thank you to Mother Nature. I have been working on cultivating my relationship with her gently and with much respect and gratefulness. I think she is reciprocating these feelings by opening a window for me to bath in her wonder atop (hopefully) 3 great mountains on Saturday. I am not afraid of the rain but prefer not to be on the spine when lightning comes. It looks like just rain the night before and holding off just for Saturday and then rain again on Sunday.
I started this post yesterday morning and was slammed with another heartbreaking call at work. I now am still boggled and not as prepared as I would like. This means I need this trip more than ever.
I plan on spreading everything out in 1 place. I will overpack a bit as I can leave things in the car but not buy things I may have forgotten.
This time I am going to be able to bring a cooler to the campground and I am going to try to carry more fresh cooked food that I reheat via stove and boiling water. Don't ask, I'll update on this possible catastrophe on Monday. I plan on having plenty of nuts and fruit and will drive into town to eat at a buffet if necessary.
I am concerned about the heat and hydration. I want to freeze everything but I am concerned now I won't have water until noon when all my bottles thaw. Last time I took a bladder in my backpack and it warmed to a "delicious" 98.6 degrees as it rested on my back thru-out the 10 mile hike.
On a side note my daughters camp lost my tent while I lent it to them for the week. Horrified, I tell them I need it for tomorrow!! Luckily someone located it but you can hear the anxiety building in my voice right?
I am planning on a wet one so I will bag everything and bring extra lights as a fire sounds doubtful. Sleeping in my car is always an option.
Wish me luck!

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40