Remember me? I know it has been too long since my last blog post when my father asks me why I haven't updated my blog. Huh, who knew he cared? I thought I had better make him happy and finally write something.
Since the school year started, I have been doing nothing but running and I do not mean the type of running that entails training for a marathon. I have had a lot to blog about but these children require a chauffeur to all of their various activities. When I am not at work, I am either at the football field,the hockey rink, or helping kids with homework. I know this is normal life for most parents but damn, I feel like I need an award or better yet, a crown for maintaining this balancing act.
I am trying not to hyperventilate but Twin Cities Marathon is SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since history has a way of repeating itself, I am not even close to being ready. This time next week I struggling to climb steps and vowing that I will never ever EVER do another marathon (this time I mean it!). I know I have completely lost my mind because I feel like I will see the finish line even though I cannot run a mile without stopping.
Because I have gone mad, I have done a few things that I swear will help me get through this race.
1. I bought brand new shoes.
2. I bought a Garmin
3. I got a marathon pedicure
About a week ago I did a 14 mile route and decided that I LOATHE my shoes. I bought them back in the Spring but they still have some good mileage left in them because I have alternated with other shoes and really haven't run many miles in them. They were not horrible enough to return but they never rocked my world. At about mile 12 on last week's run, I decided I needed new shoes ASAP. Right after my run, I took the shoes into the store and told the sales people my problems. They analyzed my wear patterns and watched me run and it was determined that the type of shoe I have is not for me. I tried on a bunch of new shoes and fell in love with an Asics model. This is a problem because I am a loyal Saucony girl. I asked the store owner if he thought I was nuts for buying new shoes/new brand a week before a marathon and he said "no". On top of that, the shoes were pink and in a size smaller than I normally wear (vanity sizing for shoes! Woot!). I ended up buying them based on that criteria.
See? I told you I have lost my mind!
Hmmmmm.....I am not sure what this is but this design definitely has some school spirit mixed with some Vegas. I have rhinestones on my big toenail! I am counting on this bling as being a good luck charm! After all, there are exactly 10 rhinestones which could signify my 10 year anniversary of my first marathon. On a side note, no matter what you do to toes (especially mine) they are UGLY!
I am kind of feeling a bit Charlie Sheen right now with all of the marathon insanity. WINNING! Anyway, hopefully I will be back to more "normal" (using the term normal loosely) next Monday.