Twas the night before the big race
And all through the house
Every creature was stirring.
Fortunately, there wasn't a mouse!
I had gone to the doctor on Friday
To see if my calves would be fine on race day!
They were feeling so very tight
And doctor said I wasn't stretching them right!
He talked about giving Cortisone in a shot!!
We discussed options and possible causes
But decided that Prednisone and stretches were good
Because Achilles tendinitis it was not.
Stretches were to be done three times a day
One with back leg straight and held
Then another with back leg bent
In the hope that the pain would go away!
Saturday I picked up my packet for the race
Which was filled with a shirt, hat, bib with my name,
Lip balm, sticker, lunar bar, drawstring bag,
And even a temporary tattoo for my face!
All of the training has been leading to this!
My first half marathon and running 13.1.
I never thought I'd come this far
And when I finish it'll be pure bliss!