Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Planning is Overrated


I am still on somewhat of a *high* from the run on Sunday – actually, no..... it’s not really a high…just like more of a new confidence level.

For the first time ever, I am not totally worried about my ability – or lack thereof – to finish Big Sur. I am confident that I will finish. It will be slow and steady – but I will finish…and with a smile on my face to boot! :)

The only thing stressing me out at this point is the issue of WHEN I will actually get to Monterey. Hubby and I had a great weekend planned – flying out Friday afternoon, Hubby golfing on Saturday, Pokey running on Sunday and then just enjoying the bay area until we came home on Monday.

So much for plans. Once my son’s football team made the playoffs, all plans are off. His team has potential to make it to the Conference Championship…and when do you suppose his game will be? Yep, Saturday November 10. We are supposed to leave on Friday the 9th.

The ONLY good news is that I found a flight to Monterey that leaves at 2:30 that Saturday afternoon, so we might still be able to make the game and get to Monterey at a decent time. It would kill Hubby’s golf plans for that day, but there’s not much we can do about it really.

I won’t know for sure until this Saturday if it is going to be an issue or not. If they win – then they move on. If they lose – we leave for Monterey on Friday night as planned.


I planned this trip 6 months ago…who knew there would be such schedule conflicts?

Darn kids ;)

It actually gets even better than that….but I won’t bore you all with the details (as I did poor Lisa on our run last weekend) just yet until it materializes. Let’s just say that a football trip to Orlando may be in my future, during a critical week that I am supposed to be in North Carolina for business. The juggling is never-ending.

On a quick side note – Micheline and her gang came to AZ this past weekend for Chet to run the Javelina Jundred. I had no idea until this morning that Angie was up at the race too, or else I would have tracked her down on Friday night when I was there!

Major KUDOS to everyone that finished this race – the heat was BRUTAL! Chet and one of his other buddies finished the entire 100 miles; his other buddy dropped down and completed the 100K. I know Micheline will post a report on her blog sometime soon.

We met for an early dinner on Sunday afternoon so the guys could try and recover and refuel. We tried this place for the first time and it was DELICIOUS! And the company was fantastic too, especially for a group of guys that had been awake for over 36 hours and had just finished running 100 miles in 97 degree weather! YIKES.

This week is uneventful for me, running wise. I am hoping for a couple short runs during the week, and a long-ish run of 6 or so miles on Saturday. Then a couple of short runs during the following week also, and then............

Well, you know.


Laurel said...

Thanks for stopping by!

That's great aboout your son, too bad about the conflict in scheduling :(

Good luck with your training!

Marcy said...

Yes, yes, yes it's ALWAYS the kids fault. I blame them all the time every time :P LOL

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I'm glad you aren't worried about finishing, you shouldn't. You can walk when you need to, no crime in that and even if you bonked, you can walk it in. But I don't think you will, you are totally on the right track. Enjoy, smile, have fun. Also remember chest out, gut in for the photographers! :D

Sorry about the kiddy issues. It is always something. Hope it all falls into place for you.

P.O.M. said...

I hope it all works out for ya! Keep us posted.

J~mom said...

You are so ready for your half!! WOOHOO!!

Don't you wish we could bang out 8 milers like that every week. I mean besides sore legs. ;>)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay for the confidence level!

I grew up near Monterey. My grandad lives in Carmel. I LOVE that area!

congrats on your son's team's accomplishments!

Michelle said...

Glad you're feeling confident - you have good reason to! You're going to do great! Hope you get the logistics all worked out....

aerorunnergirl said...

You're going to be awesome in your HM! Best of luck to you!

Wes said...

With two kids playing traveling soccer, I know the feeling oh so well :-) Nice job on the confidence booster. I love it when people have an a-ha moment, even though we could see it in ya all the time!!

Laura N said...

Good to have that confidence in yourself. I've heard that 10 mile run thing is a big moment for a runner--I can't wait to get there, too!

How bittersweet about the football thing. Hope it all works out for you.

Pat said...

you'll do great at Big Sur. just make sure you're fueled correctly days before the race and during it.

see you saturday, 6 am.