Thursday, June 10, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1.  I'm nervous about my race (CROSSROADS 17.75K) this weekend, and at the same time, I'm not nervous enough.  Hmmm.  What does it all mean?  I don't know, probably it means I should make a plan to not go out too fast, and then stick to the plan.  I'm excited to meet fellow Blogger MCM Mom.  Anyone in the NoVA/DC/MD area who wants to join us... I don't think the race is full.  Hint Hint.  AND Speaking of races, if I hosted a "Half way through summer virtual Half Marathon & Half 10K (aka 5K)", would anyone be interested in participating?  Or, is mid July just too crazy HOT for people?  I've been thinking about it for a while now and thought it would be fun.  I'm looking at the weekend of July 10/11/12.  Weigh in and let me know.  I can't promise any kind of exciting prizes, but I'm sure to come up with something silly.

2.  My middle child B is sick.  Yea, I feel like the dumbest mom alive.  On Monday, my kid who rarely naps any more took a 3 hour nap, and I didn't catch on.  Duh.  I guess SOMEONE had to be the dumbest mom alive this week.  Glad I could spare the rest of you.

3.  I have MARATHON FEVER... and watch out - I think it's contagious.  I've moved to the intermediate Marathon Training Team - SNOT (GREEN).  It was a smart move, but I already miss SpeeDee.  Yes, there is something wrong with me, it's been 23 1/2 hours and I already miss her.  Anyhoo, I am SO excited about the prospect of running and training for the next 25 weeks or so.  I keep looking at the plan, and looking at my history, and making tentative goals, and then backing off the goals, and then upping the goals....  I know that some of this excitement will wear off as time goes on & the training gets tedious, but, right now I'm trying to enjoy the feeling.  There's something so empowering about the following sentence,

"I'm not going to drink a milk shake from Arby's, Dude!  I'm marathon training."

For many reasons, one being that it makes me superior to the milk shake drinker.  Later this month that same sentence will be "Dude, of course I'm getting a milk shake, I'm marathon training and can eat what ever I want".  Oh you people thought I was going to share the goals?  Crazy heads, I'm saving that for much muuuuuch later.

9 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are too funny. Don't be worried about this weekend. We are just going to have fun. It;s going to be beast hot. Don't stress ...

kat said...

I would take part in a virtual race even though I am in England, think it would be fun.

Nerves are good, means something means a lot to you,but I'm sure you'll be fine, good luck with the race.

Running Diva Mom said...

Good luck this weekend!

I'm looking for some motivation in between my big races at the start and end of the summer. Would love to participate in a virtual half marathon in July.

Jen said...

Be sure to listen to your body during the Crossroads.

I actually ordered 5 suits from Athleta hopeing to return only 4... they should be here in the next couple of days... I gotta idea. Maybe I will take pics and post on my blog and have the readers weigh in. Probably better than my hubby.

And yes, I will do a virtual half in July.

MCM Mama said...

I think I might be in Alaska those dates, but can likely knock out a 10k...

I'm only nervous about the race because of the heat. I don't do well when it's hot out. Guess we'll just have to have fun suffering together.

And, dude, have the milkshake, you're marathon training. LOL

Anne said...

Funny :)
Have fun this weekend! ...and I'd definitely consider a virtual race.

宥妃 said...

Lets cross the bridge when we come to it............................................................

Anne said...

Mid-July virtual races are perfect for us here in San Diego, where it doesn't feel that much different than January (if it's early or late enough in the day, at least...it does warm into the 80s mid-day by then).

And I loved your WW photo. Green looks good on you, and that's SNOT a lie.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You crack me up!!!