Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The List Goes On

The updated TO DO list:

  • Pack (list below)
  • Search for the bottom of the laundry abyss
  • 1 more short run to go – either tonight or tomorrow
  • Pack boys’ stuff for the weekend
  • Pray that my running shorts cooperate
  • Find a way to get new drawstring in to running shorts
  • Make spa appointment
  • Stop eating so much Halloween candy already!
  • Nurse sick kids back to health
  • Don’t catch bug from aforementioned sick kids
  • Buy noisemakers for Saturday’s football championship
  • Get caught up at the office
  • Print boarding passes (Friday)
  • Upload new songs to iPod (hopefully I will get around to this)
  • Charge iPod, camera, etc. (thanks Dan!)

Running Items to PACK:

  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Running shorts
  • Under Armor shirt
  • Long-sleeve shirt for pre-race
  • Jog Bra (no Katie Holmes for me!)
  • Watch
  • Post-race clothes – for sweatbag
  • Ipod / headphones
  • Waistpack
  • Handheld water bottle
  • Gu / Cytomax gels
  • Kleenex
  • Small wash cloth
  • Bandaids
  • Body Glide
  • Sunglasses
  • Safety pins
  • Starbucks Ice Coffee
  • Gatorade

Thanks, Pat for sharing your list with me. Have I missed anything?

I am not doing too well mentally this has been tough. The kids are sick - especially my little one - and there is just too much for me to do. I am behind at work, and it stinks.

D's football coach needed help writing a proposal for an NFL Football Grant to help cover costs if the team ends up making it to nationals in Florida. I am one of those parents that always jumps to help - sometimes to my own detriment. It has to be submitted by tomorrow - we just got the info the day before yesterday - so I had to sit on my hands to keep from volunteering. My plate is full, and I just couldn't do it. Hubby said he was proud of me for being reasonable for once.

I was also supposed to teach a Junior Achievement lesson at D's school this morning, which I spent the last 2 days preparing for. I had to reschedule since T is sick and I worked from home today to be with him. *sigh*

I had also hoped to get new carpet for our family room ordered this week, so it could be installed before Thanksgiving. I have been driving around for 3 days now with the sample boards from Home Depot in my car - do you suppose I have gotten back there to get it ordered? Ummm....NO.

Above all, I am just hoping and praying that I do not get sick. It's usually a given that when you're the snotty-nose-wiper, you usually end up getting the bug too. I have been extra careful this week, and have pumped up on my vitamins and Zicam so.....FINGERS CROSSED.


J~mom said...

You need to add:

1)buy people magazine
2)draw hot bath
3) sit and relax in tub and read people magazine

If you don't I will email you scary face.

(((HUGS))) momma. Let me know if I can help (not with the bath with life;>)).

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

I agree with Java...try to relax. Easier said that done, but really, you are ready and you will do great! No need to fret over things you can't do anything about, right? Plus, you could always just leave it to Lisa...she'll stress enough for the both of you ;)

Michelle said...

You definitely are prepared for this in all respects, so try not to be too nervous. I like Lisa's suggestion of People magazine and a nice hot tub. And I hope, hope, hope, hope, hope that you do not get sick!

Marcy said...

I'm LMAO at jog bra. Girl don't you know it's totally cool not to wear one nowadays. Free flowing all the way!! Yeah, I'm totally kidding!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Looks like you are ready. Hope you can relax. I'm so glad you are not planning to Katie Holmes it. Good Lord, who does that?? Who CAN? not this chicka. Anyway, loved your letter to the shorts too!!


Dan Seifring said...

Happy to help.

Pat said...

deep breath...relax. On Sunday, it'll be all worth it.