Sunday, November 4, 2007

Check List

One week from today.

[hold on while I puke]

Ok, I'm good.

The ongoing checklist:



  • Made a packing list - CHECK
  • Finally received new Amphipod handheld watter bottle - CHECK
  • Stocked up on Cytomax gels - CHECK
  • Changed travel plans to accommodate football playoffs - CHECK
  • Finalized schedule for boys while we are gone - CHECK

Still to do:

  • Fax drivers license and authorization letter to Micheline to be able to pick up my race packet at Expo
  • Laundry
  • Laundry
  • Stop eating Tootsie Rolls
  • Not get sick - everyone else in my house is :(
  • Did I mention I have laundry to do?
  • Complete 2 short runs
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
  • Find a way to calm my nerves
  • Figure out race wardrobe
  • Make appointment at the spa for Monday morning :)
  • Pack

I'm sure there is plenty more to do, but this is all my brain can accommodate right now. My nerves are starting to get to me. The realization when this morning hit was BIG. ONE WEEK.

And I guess I should clarify: when I said in my last post that I was *READY* I guess I should have said that I am as ready as I am ever going to be. I have no choice but to be ready.

Did you see the new cartoon in the upper right? That's compliments of Micheline. She thinks that is me. Funny girl.

I also forgot to mention that I had a great lunch date on Friday with Pat, his great wife Amy, and Eric (Tigger). Hopefully this was just the first of the RNR group get togethers! And as only would be appropriate - we ate at PF Changs. :)

And yes, D's team made it to the Championship Game this Saturday. This makes them two games away from going to Florida. Buckle up Mom...it may be a ride!

We revamped our travel plans to leave Saturday after the game. This means I get in to Monterey much later than I'd hoped, and will miss the Expo. :( Micheline is going to have to pick up my packet and stuff for me. Then we can have dinner...and get to bed. We will come back later on Monday so that Hubby can play golf.....and I can go to the spa. I figure I will have earned it by then! :)

12 comments:

Jeff said...

What's this about everyone being sick? If I were you, I'd get a hotel somewhere to keep away from those germs!

Love the cartoon. I think a lot of us can relate.

Wes said...

You are going to do great at your race. No pressure! Do your own thing! and you will be happier, in the end, that you stayed for the game. That's what family is all about!

J~mom said...

Listen girl, you ARE ready. Not ready as you are ever going to be but READY READY!!!!! You have trained and you have put your miles in and you are READY!!!!!!!!!!! :>) You have this thing and all that is left is to go out and DO IT!!!!! YAY!!!!!

overitall said...

WoooHooo! Wish I had some calming advice. But I felt that way just doing a local 5K...eek, your going to do great, just relax.

Pat said...

You might want to check out this list. http://patsrunning.blogspot.com/2007/03/my-packing-list.html

Just remember on Sunday the Tumbleweed Running Club is going to do a total of 28.6 miles of racing. And you only have to do 13.1 miles of it. Lisa and I will pick up the rest.

Laura N said...

You'll be great. I hope this week is non eventful for you and you stay healthy. Your run/walk plan sounds like a great idea. I can't wait to read your run report--I know you'll have a super race!

Best of luck to your son's team, too. You have so much going on right now--wowza. Hang in there.

P.O.M. said...

YOu'll be great. Deep Breaths.

Dan Seifring said...

Add to the list charge all your electronic things that you are bringing with you.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Just have a good time. If races are too scary or make you worry too much, they aren't worth it. You are out there, you have come a long long way, you've trained, you are doing it, and you should enjoy it. You are going to do awesome!!

Michelle said...

You're going to do so great! Try not to be too nervous - just focus on enjoying it and having fun!

That cartoon is hilarious : )

The One and Only Tigger said...

You will do just fine in the race. Glad we got to do lunch. We will need to do it again.

Andria said...

I love the new cartoon. That is so funny because we do read all about running, but really it is just putting one foot in front of the other. Don't tell the publishers of Runners World!