I've started this blog to document my journey running while balancing motherhood, and eventually if I'm lucky enough, my next pregnancy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Keeping My Crazy in Check

So I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I'm feeling a little pre-race anxiety. The only problem, I'm still 17 days away from race day. What can I say? I'm a planner and like to start everything, including my worrying, early. So tonight (and probably for the next 17 days), I need to chill myself out.

Things I think I might do until the race to keep my crazy in check:

1. Run. Duh. I am not running tonight because my legs feel like jello, which is probably why I'm a little jittery tonight. I need to run. Not just to train, but to relax.

2. Drink an Oktoberfest Beer or Pumpkin Ale. Yum...

3. Eat a cupcake from Icedgems.

4. Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for my students (almost all 28 kids got a C or better on their last Catcher in the Rye quiz. I'm super proud of them). I'm sure I'll sample a few just to make sure they're okay for the kids to eat.

Gee... I'm seeing why I need to run such long distances to make a dent in my weight loss...

5. Make a new playlist for my half marathon.

6. Take a yoga class (and realize just how inflexible I actually am!)

7. Dress up all cute when I go out to lunch at Fogo de Chao with my hubby on Friday. (Yum... meat on a stick! Again, see why I need to run so much. All I can think about is food!)

8. Hang out with Pickle. He's just the coolest little man ever and no one makes me happier.

9. I might need a few more ideas. Maybe you could help me out? I'm playing it cool... I'm getting a little messy and I know it's going to get worse next week.


  1. Spend some time visualizing yourself have a fantastic race!

  2. 10. Smile!!! because you are super awesome, and fabulously gorgeous and an inspiration to everyone you meet.

    how's that one?

  3. I highly recommend the new Carlos Santana CD :) Everything is awesome on it!!!

    Saturday--if you want to run (supposed to be beautiful--i shall send you an email) I will bring my running skirts I don't plan on wearing for upcoming races and let you pick one out :)

    And YUM to fogo de Chao. you might still be in a meat coma on Saturday!

  4. Rent your favorite movie and chill with popcorn!

  5. thank you so much ladies! i think i'll do all of those!

    and ashley, you truly are a jewel (and always have been). i saw the girls a few months ago and would love to see you when you move back to the area. what a beautiful women you've become. many hugs to you!


I'd love to hear from you. Nothing makes me happier (except chocolate and cupcakes... but really, who can compete with them?)