... like a mountain goat!
For the first time in many years, we will have over ten girls on the start line for Women's A. Historically the "Metro's" race (as it is affectionately known) at Mt Alford has been a very tough race of attrition; often with less than half a dozen girls showing up. In previous editions of this race, we have often been combined with the Masters A men to make a larger field, which leads to an incredibly daunting and demanding race.
With my thyroid condition finally all sorted, there will be no excuses! Random muscle cramps will be another issue to contend with, but hopefully the weather will be cool (or even cold), and the previous weeks of salt and magnesium loading (thanks Rob R, Rob D, and nutritionist Angie for the suggestion of SaltStick capsules) will avoid any problems there (at least it wasn't Addison's after all). Even more encouraging will be the fact that we have almost our entire team racing (with Jane, Claire, Maddi, Jemma and myself). And as Craig B often reminds me, we just gotta chew some more bar tape!