December 06, 2008

Running Like a Mad Woman

Mo's shower is over and I'm off in 30 minutes to catch my flight back to West Palm Beach.

My flight arrives at 8:45, where I will quickly grab my bags, get home, set out my stuff for tomorrow's race, get to bed, wake up at 3:45 AM, get ready for the race, be downtown by 5AM to meet my coaches, 6AM my very first race, a 13 mile half marathon begins, and I should... be home... by 10AM.

I'm anxious obviously. I'll be doing this half with not much sleep. I had dreams all last night that either I didn't wake up in time or I got lost and couldn't find my team.

And of course I laugh, that never in my life have I ever done a race, and my VERY FIRST race is a half marathon.

Why do anything small when you can do it big?

All is well in the home of Morrigan as they prepare for the arrival of the baby. Seven short weeks until the due date. She looks like she has a medicine ball attached to her torso.

Baby clothes are tucked in drawers, closets are full of big baby paraphenalia like swings and baby bath tubs, and there is a palpable excitement throughout the house.

Her cat is going to freak.


So I'm off. No more blogging until after the race. I have a couple posts written, but haven't had time. Pictures too...

I would LOVE to finish this race in 2 hours and 45 minutes... but injury free and 3 hours will do. I have a cold... so running with a cold should be interesting.


Posted by Boudicca at December 6, 2008 04:33 PM | TrackBack

Good luck with the race, hope all goes well.

Posted by: Fleat at December 6, 2008 05:16 PM

Funny, as I read this, I am watching something on NBC about the Paralympics, these amputee peeps running with prostheses and competing in races and basketball games in wheelchairs. It's f**king amazing.

I think you will do great, and I wish you an abundance of blessings and success. I'll be thinking about you, sending good vibes.

Posted by: Erica at December 6, 2008 05:31 PM

Ah, well think of it this way. If you run with a cold, your nose will be running with you ;) Wishing you an exhilarating race, Bou!

Posted by: PeggyU at December 6, 2008 11:36 PM

I'll be cheering for you!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at December 7, 2008 12:29 AM

PeggyU !

You didn't really just write that, did you?


*running with her nose*


Posted by: Dammit Womann at December 7, 2008 12:29 AM

Holy crap, yes she did write that. That was damn funny.

It's 3:50 here and I'm eating something before I go. I keep joking that by the time my family wakes up, I'll be finished. Well... maybe not, but close!

Posted by: Bou at December 7, 2008 03:54 AM

Bou: Yes, they look so angelic when they're asleep, too. It's one advantage to getting up early. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at December 7, 2008 02:45 PM

I do so hope that the race went well! Go Bou!

Posted by: Richmond at December 7, 2008 04:47 PM

Hope all went well.

Posted by: Denny at December 7, 2008 10:50 PM