First, I woke up at 5:15 in order to get a run in before I had to get the kids ready for school. I really didn't want to get out of bed, but once I did, I was getting more excited by the minute for Jennifer and Angela to arrive. As soon as I stepped outside and started running, I felt amazing! The weather was perfect at 5:30 in the morning, and it was just getting light outside. I decided almost immediately that I would do four miles instead of three.
I think I was going a little too fast, though, because my knee was really hurting. I really need to get it looked at by a doctor before I start marathon training. I don't want to go through this all over again. At 3.4 miles, I could have gone a block and arrived home, or I could have circled the neighborhood to reach 4 miles. So I decided to go ahead and keep running until I hit 4.
After my run, I quickly showered, blew my hair dry, and put on some make-up. After getting the kids off to school, I went to my mom's house to wait for Jennifer and Angela to arrive. I was so excited when they go there! Normally I'm super shy around people I've never met, but I truly feel like I knew them already because of our Ragnar Facebook page. We quickly fell into conversation.
We had lunch (my mom made a big salad spread) before doing the interview. Then we went outside to do the filming of the interview. I wasn't nervous at all, which actually surprises me. I was very irritated at my shirt, however--one of the spaces between buttons wouldn't stay shut!
|Angela setting up the camera|
|Ready for the interview|
It probably took an hour or so to do the interview, maybe an hour and a half. Then we went inside and set up to do a quick interview of both Jerry and I...
We had some more conversation and it was already dinner time. My mom made spaghetti, so we had that, and then talked some more--I LOVE listening to Jennifer and Angela's stories about when they used to work at talk shows (they met when they worked for Montel Williams together). It's just very interesting. I only have a few moments to blog now, because they are coming to my house for wine tonight :)
I just have to share some good news as well. Rik called me last night and asked if I would want some company during the marathon! He is going to pace me to my goal. He lives in Wisconsin, so he and his wife are going to come here for the weekend of the race and he's going to run with me. I'm super excited about it. It will actually be the first time we'll meet face-to-face. Fun!
Okay, have to go get the wine glasses and snacks for tonight...