On Wednesday morning I woke up with mile repeats on the mind. I was doing 4 of them. It felt kind of weird to do 4 mile repeats three days before running a marathon. Glenn reminded me I’m not racing. I think he will be actually upset with me if I make the bad decision and run faster than he’s told me to. Such a stickler that guy.
After I finished my workout, I walked down the stairs at the gym, having a wave of anxiety and guilt. My sister and I were heading out to DC to visit our other sister the next day.
My first trip away from Marshall. No, I’m obviously not worried about his well-being, I’m leaving him with Glenn and Glenn’s parents are also coming down to babysit on Friday while he’s at work. I’ve just never been away from the little guy.
|Don’t do anything new while I’m gone buddy. (You’d think I was leaving for a 4 month trip.)|
I’m enjoying the trip, it’s weird to be away from someone you have spent every day and most hours of your life with for the last 5 months.
I told Glenn he’ll need to text me a minimum of 50 pictures and give him 100 kisses from me everyday.
Last night we all went to dinner at Red Rocks for some yummy fire brick pizza and margaritas. I started off with a skinny girl or three before we headed out, we were all giggly and having fun.
Tomorrow, sister Ericka and I will be running the Rehoboth Beach Marathon. We are heading over that way in a few hours. Sister, Shelby will be the professional spectator/picture taker. 🙂
My Marathon Pledge:
I will not be an idiot and go out fast. I will run comfortable, 8:00-8:20 miles for the first 13 miles and slowly speed up from there. I will not get overly excited at mile 7 when I feel great (if I do in fact feel great) and speed up. I will hang tight and enjoy the view. (which I’m thinking might be pretty since it’s a beach marathon?) I will enjoy this race and be grateful that I came and that I have the ability to not only run, but make a trip like this. I will come up with something I am thankful for at every mile and think about that. I will finish this race feeling like I could run 5 more miles if I wanted to. I will go find my sister and cheer her in once I”m finished. I will eat amazing food when we are done and enjoy the rest of my trip.
See you at the finish line.
Here are some pics from our weekend so far: