We are five months from Javelina Jundred and I am starting to get serious about my planning. Funny thing is, all this time I figured I would be doing the adventure alone. Turns out, I was wrong. Apparently, my running family kicks even more ass than I realized.
Coach? – Check. Bryon Powell has been my coach for 9 months. He has never steered me wrong. We have met or exceeded every goal so far. I trust him completely to get me to Javelina healthy and prepared.
Pacer? – Check. My fabulous partner, Carrie, comes through again, signing up to join me on my adventure as pacer and crew. I didn’t even have to ask.
Training Partners? – Check x5. Carrie will start training with me in earnest after she recovers from her June IronMan. Craig and Kevin both signed up to run long runs with me. When I get to my 30-40 milers, they agreed to tag team. Tobie, my cool neighbor who will be joining our ultra-freak club this August with her first 50K, has agreed to join my middle-of-the-night runs (Carrie has too). My friend Stacy, a talented but injured runner (and funny as heck), has offered to provide aid on my longer training runs. And I quote her text, “If you need someone to bring you goodies on the long runs, just let me know.” You don’t have to offer twice; I accept. Every one of these generous friends just volunteered. And I repeat, my running family kicks ass.
Family Support? – Amen. Wouldn’t be anywhere without it. My husband wanted to come, but we decided it was too much for the kids. And, as Tobie said, “How do you think your kids will react when you hobble in at 3AM and then hobble back out?” Good point. However, the fam is fully supportive and on board. In fact, we are all going to my July 50 miler together. OK, so it is at Lake Tahoe. But still… it is lovely that they are all coming.
Go team JW!