There are all sorts of wildlife in my stomach today and I don’t think they are leaving until Saturday afternoon. There’s a butterfly, a frog, a cheetah and a sloth. Those of you that sign up for races, Tough Mudders, etc will understand what I mean.
The GutBuster Ascent race is on Saturday and I am feeling
slightly very queezy! The butterfly is fluttering non-stop, the frog is banging all over my insides, the sloth is making me feel very draggy and the cheetah? Well there’s no cheetah, I just added that in to see if I felt fast…nope, not feeling fast. :/
This is the final GutBuster for the season here on Vancouver Island. Here’s the description from the website:
“The GutBuster Ascent is the only uphill trail race on the Island. The race is a 6km run up to the top of Mt. Washington (1588m!) with 505m of elevation gain. The race starts at the base of the Green Chair Lift and steadily climbs throughout as you cross the mountain back and forth. Once above the treeline you’ll be treated to some unbelievable views of the Comox Valley & Strathcona Park. The best part of it all is you get to ride the chair lift back down to the Alpine lodge. Definitely the most scenic and rewarding race in the series”.
here’s a link to the course map too: mtwashmap
I will be so ready for that chair ride down!!!
I’m still trying to figure out why I signed up for this one??? And I paid money to do this? Ahahaha…. Crazy? I guess so but you know what? I will feel really awesome once I finish it and that’s what quiets the butterfly in my stomach. The feeling of accomplishing something not a lot of people do and something I never thought I’d be able to do. Well, I haven’t done it yet but I am confident I will make it!
I will be wearing my Injinji toe socks, My Fairhaven Montrails and my Nathan Performance fuel belt. I want to be prepared and will bring my oatmeal up to eat just prior to the start…I know, weird that I can eat and then run right away! I will of course write a review about my experience too.
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here:http://fitpsychology.com/?m=20120719
Are you racing this weekend?
in running and health