8/28/2012

Okay, there we go

Thank you for all your sweet comments on this post: here.  Both on the blog and through Facebook. Sure helped a lot in making me worry less. One of you suggested mentioning it casually to the people at Race bib pick-up. In a 'so excited, but some people are weird' kind of way. Sounds like an okay idea.

As for The Race - the one I've been talking about for months, but never dared mention. The race I hope on running, the planned race, is the TDS race at the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. It scares the sh*t out of me. Why? Check out the website: here

Yep, that's some serious elevation gain. And 114K is a long way to go. 31 1/2 hours - how the heck am I going to stay awake and focussed? 

50% doesn't make it to the finish line, so I'm being realistic here. I know there's a 50% chance I'll have to drop out. I'll just focus on how I feel and on trying to make the cut-off times at the checkpoints. I'll try my best. That's all I can do, honestly. And yes, of course I'm doubting everything now: my training, my gear, my taper, etcetera. On top of that, I've been really busy with starting up my own law firm in the last couple of months (in case you've missed it: I'm self employed now. Gulp...). And that's more exhausting than you'd think.

So, as in 'better safe than sorry', if you guys (and kick-ass girls) could send me some positive and strong vibes this Thursday and Friday, please do. I'll cherish everyone of those vibes. Plus, I'll need them. Boy will I need them. 


9 comments:

Barborkas said...

Wow, that is totally AMAZING!!! I am so excited for you! And I am 100 % sure you will kick ass. It will be great experience and you will master it, since your Badasstinista spirit is deep inside :) GO GIRL!!!

Johann said...

Awesome!You are very strong and will do great. You always pull out the most amazing performances in the long races. Will think of you!

giraffy said...

That looks amazing!! Good luck, and have tons of fun!!!

Sarah said...

Ignore that person that is saying those horrible things. They are a poor sportsman/woman and karma is a b*tch.

You are going to do great and have a lot of fun at the TDS race! Be safe and finish strong!
What amazing place to run! I am envious and inspired!

Pippin said...

Go Silly Girl! You can do it!

unscriptednic said...

You'll be less tired than you think. Still tired but you will be running on adrenaline. I ran Ragnar & thought there was no way I was going to be able to run at 3 in the morning - but I was so hyped. Granted, I didn't run as far as you will - but you're gonna be awesome!! Good luck!

BikramYoginiRunner said...

Sending positive vibes all the way from San Diego. BTW, I just finished reading Karnaze's book, 'Run", where he talks about this race, describing it as beautiful and challenging. Best of luck!!

BikramYoginiRunner said...

Sending positive vibes all the way from San Diego. BTW, I just finished reading Karnaze's book, 'Run", where he talks about this race, describing it as beautiful and challenging. Best of luck!!

jacobmontereal said...

Good luck dear! All the way through the finish line.

Jacob of running Philippines