Thursday, August 30, 2012

Weekend plans

I chose not to run today. I made the decision yesterday, because I noticed that every time I sat down and then stood back up, I felt a twinge in my knee. Normally, I wouldn't think anything of it, but I'm terrified of injuring my knee again, so I'm extra-cautious. I'm going to listen to every little message from my body, no matter how small it is. Since I'm running the half-marathon on Saturday, an extra day of rest this week won't hurt at all, and may actually be helpful for the race. I'm praying that the twinge I was feeling yesterday turns out to be nothing at all.

I had to take Noah to the dentist for his third (and final) appointment to fill his cavities. You should have heard the drama in my house yesterday when the dentist called to confirm! They asked if I wanted him to have silver or tooth-colored fillings (the tooth-colored cost more)--I insisted on tooth-colored ones. Noah completely flipped out. He was SO angry with me because he wanted to have silver fillings! If it was a baby tooth, I probably would have just let it go, but it's not. So he'll just have to thank me later, when he understands ;)

On the way home from the dentist, I caved in to the doughnut craving I've had all week, and stopped for a peanut butter cream filled doughnut. I don't really feel guilty though--I don't eat them often, it was my lunch (better than having lunch AND a doughnut, right?), and I didn't use it as an excuse to binge. Now that craving is out of my system. It's just funny, because I used to HATE doughnuts until a little over a year ago. Now I'm craving them?!

I've been a nervous wreck all day (maybe that is why I caved in to the craving?) about my flight tomorrow. As everyone knows, I'm terrified of flying, so there's that... but I'm also super nervous about not getting on a flight, since we're flying stand-by. Jerry is going to drive Renee and I to the airport super early--we're leaving at 5:15 a.m. If all goes well, we'll be in St. Paul by 9:30.

I either need wine or Xanax to get me on the plane--I'm leaning toward wine, but I'm a little embarrassed to order wine in the airport at 6:30 in the morning ;) But the Xanax makes me super tired for about 5-6 hours, and I don't want to be tired when I get there. Renee and I are going to the expo to pick up our packets, and then we'll probably go to the Mall of America in the afternoon, since Renee has never been there--and I love the MoA! I'm not a shopping-person, and certainly not a mall-person, but the MoA is fun.

Saturday is the half-marathon. My plan is to stick with the 2:00-pacer for as long as possible. If I can't keep up, then I'll slow the pace way down and just run for fun. If I actually CAN keep up the whole way, and finish sub-2:00, I will be totally surprised and thrilled. Just trying not to get my hopes up, because it will be tough. Not sure what we're going to do Saturday after the race, but I think we may go to the beach. And then we're coming home on Sunday.

I haven't decided whether to bring my computer with me or not. I think I may just leave it at home, and take a blogging break for the weekend. But I'm sure I'm going to have a lot I want to write about, so I might want to bring it. Anyway, if you don't see a post from me for a few days, I will catch up when I get home. I will definitely try to update on Twitter, though.

I have a busy week when I get home. I'm coming home on Sunday, then Labor Day is on Monday. Tuesday is open house at my kids' school, and then Wednesday they actually start school. I cannot believe that it's time for school already! I have to admit, I am very ready for it, though. The kids are driving me (and each other) crazy with their constant fighting.

Well, I may or may not blog tomorrow, so have a good holiday weekend! I just realized that I have no pictures for this post, so I'll leave you with a picture of Phoebe ;)

23 comments:

  1. Have a safe flight Katie! I hate the anxiety of flying on stand by but will put out good vibes that it all works out perfectly!

    Can't wait to hear about the race :-)

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  2. Drinking wine always makes me run out of gas if I run the next day. Hope it doesn't affect you that way. Have a great time!

    Joan

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  3. good luck getting on the first flight and in the race!

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  4. Good Luck and have a great weekend!!!

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  5. I'm sure you'll do great this weekend!!

    shilohstaste.com

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  6. I laughed out loud with your son's cavity drama. I'm sure he will thank you in a few years lol. Good luck with your flight and half marathon! I'm doing my first half in December.

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  7. Remember those photos you said you took in January, the ones with you in the purple dress? Did you ever post the pictures up? I want to see them!

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  8. Remember those photos you said you took in January, the ones with you in the purple dress? Did you ever post the pictures up? I want to see them!

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  9. Ohmygosh! I'm going to be at MOA tomorrow too! Lol... I'll try my best not to be "star struck" if I happen to see you. I'll be there wi my twin daughters; it's their 11th birthday tomorrow

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  10. The iPad wouldn't let me type anymore... Weird... Actually I'm just impressed it let me post this time... It never has before! Good luck at the race on Saturday! I'll be looking forward to the race report. I contemplated doing the race but felt like it would detract from Callie and Taylor's birthday... So we're going shopping instead. Anyway... As weird as it sounds I'm hoping that I don't run into you at the mall... Since I've been following your blog since like January, I feel like I "know" you and sometimes talk about you like we're best friends. The Hubs likes to tease me about it!

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  11. Have a safe flight! And pleeeease post a good and tacky photo from MoA, you know you're gonna see something!

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  12. Good luck with everything and just enjoy your weekend "off!"

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  13. I read a thing in the Eat This Not That column about Boston cream donuts from Dunkin Donuts - that there's no actual dairy in the cream. Grossed me out entirely. Not that I'm much of a donut eater, and when I am, it's usually a cake-y one, but still!

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  14. So bummed I'm busy this weekend or I'd totally come say hi and cheer you on! (I'm just a few miles from MOA). I've loved following your blog and can't wait to hear how the half goes!

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  15. Good luck Katie!!! I know you can do it!!! Remember, 9:05, you've got this!!

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  16. Good luck- on both the flight AND the half-marathon! I agree the MoA is fun. I always go to Ikea too when I am there, but I'm a nerd.

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  17. Okay, for the record, I love donuts but I have avoided them for so long, I didn't know there were peanut butter cream filled ones now! Wow...my mind boggles just thinking about it. ;)

    I am praying that you're having a great flight right now and that you and Renee have a FANTASTIC race!! Can't wait to read all about it next week. {{hugs}} and lots of positive thoughts to you both!!

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  18. My hubby is a pilot and I flew standby last week. It worked out perfectly so I am sending my good flight juju your way! =)

    I probably should take Xanax to fly, I hate it. Normally dramamine and ginger ale can take the edge off my stomach enough that I can relax.

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  19. Good luck on the race. Hope your knee is good to you and you make your goal. If not--like you said--just have fun! (Hard to imagine that running a half marathon could ever by fun?!)

    Love Phoebe, I just want to rub her tummy!

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  20. I hope everything goes well with your flight. I've only flown once, and didn't care for it. Your cats are so cute, I love seeing photos of them. Good luck getting the sub 2:00! I bet you can do it! I am training for my first half marathon in November and my goal is to try and do it in under 2:30. On good days I can run 3 miles at 10:20 pace, but when I do longer than 3 miles, my pace is like 11:20 or so. I have been having hip issues, so I haven't tried to go faster. Oh, and I am so ready for school to start! It starts here on Tuesday and my youngest will be going to Kindergarten, so I am excited for the first break I have had in years. My MIL takes the kids every once in a while for an overnight visit (at this point it's been over 2 months) but other than that I never get a break from them, so it will be nice having the days to do my training and things I need to do.

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  21. peanut buter creme filled donut?? OMG! Where can I find one of these?

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  22. I totally agree on the filling....I wish that had been offered to me when I first got mine. As an adult, I got the tooth color, so I have a little bit of both. Also, don't be embarrassed about the wine....one of my friends works at a wine bar at the airport and goes in at 6:30 AM. I was curious and asked her one day "Do people really drink that early?" She was like "You have no idea how busy we are at 6:30 AM, I was shocked when I started working there." :)

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