I'm no offically nervous about the 50k. Up until now it wasn't really real. That has all changed now though. I have the same feeling as when I headed to the endcrinologist on Tuesday. That went very well and I know that the 50k will go well also. I'm not very familiar with the Kettletown trails but did run a 20k at the park in the fall. I would finish 14th out of 28 racers that day but was 8th at the halfway mark before fading because I went out to fast as usual. Since that race I have become a better endurance runner and have an idea of the mental toughness that is needed to be successful. I have a goal to finish in the top 10% of any race that I compete in this year so I better have the right mindset and gameplan if I want that to happen.
Diabetes wise, time and time again I have proved that I can manage my diabetes no matter the race. Some people may question my diabetes management but those are the same people that keep saying I can't do things. The funny thing is they keep saying I can't and I prove them wrong, it's great motivation and I must thank everyone that has doubted me or says I'm not fit to do something because I'm living with diabetes. For seven years I have done nothing but work at being the best person and athlete with diabetes that I can be.
The training has already started for the Kettletown 50k, I'm so focused on this race that I spent my lunch looking for a 50k warmup race in April. I want to be at my best for the Kettletown 50k!! I will and I will keep proving to myself, my doubters, my family, and my fans that anything is possible if you work at it!!