In addition to that, adding more sponsors will end up benefiting me as well. Each of the mile adoptees have been sent requests to come up with a motivational/funny/inspiring thought or quote that I will read just before starting to run their mile on race day. My mom has agreed to collect all of these and put them in a booklet I can carry on the course. So, once we get these last few miles sponsored- that should give me more than enough motivation to keep going when I find myself running like a 97 year old by mile 22.
But if you've ever been to a big race event like this you know there is LOTS of waiting-around time prior to the race start. (Race organizers have asked us to arrive at the shuttle buses at ASU at least 2 hours prior to our 7:40am start time). I am certain that reading some motivational thoughts from my pre-race sponsors during that time will help a lot with the pre-race jitters.
And, don't forget..... FREE massage and facial offer is still open for mile adoptees!!! (See post below).
Training update-- my last long training run (7 miles) and my first run with the long distance training team of the Dallas Running Club. Fantastic group with hundreds of members!!! This morning was a blast-- but FREEZING. I think something like 35 degrees and VERY windy. I honestly don't think I've ever been that cold in my entire life. Granted, I've been in colder temperatures- but never wearing running shorts and a windbreaker for over an hour. Consequently, I think I ran a faster pace today than I ever have before. Pray for cold weather in Arizona next weekend. :)