Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Less than 72 Hours...

And I'll be done with my run....in fact I’ll have been done for most likely over an hour, if all goes right…(start line for Marathon to Marathon) by now I might even be on my 2nd beer!! Ah, but wait, I’m realizing that I’ll be in IA and have my own car, I’ll have to drive it back to Heron Lake, although, if I really, really wanted to drink a couple, there are 4 of us going to be there, someone else would be able to drive my car back if I really wanted them to…hmmm…things to ponder. Other thing I’m debating is going all the way back to Minneapolis on Saturday night. Now the plan has always been to stay in Heron Lake for the weekend, but now I have a friend that is going to be in town on Saturday night and wants to go out….I know I could do it, if I really wanted to, it would be possible to get my sorry butt back to Minneapolis on Saturday night after the run. Heck, could get to Heron Lake, rest a bit and still get back…otherwise I could just sit in Heron Lake and drink…I mean either way I’m celebrating that night, it’s just a matter of where!! Why do things always come together on the same weekend?? Great band I like that almost never plays is playing Friday night, no way I can see them, another band I’ve wanted to see is Saturday night, now friend in town that I want to see…

So back to the 72 hours and I’ll be done thing…how can this be? I’ve been training for this thing since January, without even knowing then what I was training for. I had a long training run in March that sealed the deal though. I knew I would run this marathon after that run and almost sent in my registration then, but did finally mail it end of April I believe…Mom and I have been e-mailing today, she has spaghetti sauce made, she’s brining that, I’m bringing my wheat pasta, she has breadsticks she’s bringing, and strawberries…I’m going to buy a watermelon and we’ll have that as well…I was going to bring other dessert, but we have decided on fruit over all others, although I might still get a chocolate cupcake, that cake equals good run thing…

Tonight I’m working. Ughh…so don’t want to!! Maybe I should call in sick!! If I hadn’t just done that I so would. Why was I sick on the 3rd?? Oh yeah, Epic Hero…long story on that one!! I should just quit the part-time job. I like the extra money, but just so many headaches lately and it doesn’t seem worth the pittance that I make there anymore sometimes. I’m considering giving notice tonight, then finding something else, but probably not for a while. So many places are hiring now it wouldn’t be hard to get something else, and maybe I could get something that pays more. Anyway, the working tonight sucks for having to walk around all night when I should be resting. But I’m sitting as much as I can today, drinking lots of water (on my 2nd mug that I usually try to drink 2 during the day am now trying for 3 for the next 3 days) and some Gatorade, will work tonight, then pack up and finalize stuff on my MP3 tomorrow, load up the car and then to bed early (by 9 at the latest) on Thursday night, with some drug induced sleep if I have to to get to sleep…Out of the office by 11, pick up grandma in Heron Lake by 2 at the latest off to Storm Lake with plans to at least attempt driving the reverse marathon route so I can see it, at least the larger portions of it I can drive (there is an 8 mile stretch) and then to the high school to get my number, and then sitting at the campsite with grandma in my new lounger (OK, this isn't quite the chair I got, mine has the foot rest too, but it's close) till mom and dad get there…dinner and an early night and then the run…wow…so close…

Oh, and ice cream social employee appreciation at work today...yay...free ice cream and toppings...not that I need it, but...

1 comment:

Running Rabbit said...

You are going to be FABULOUS!!!!!