Friday, May 11, 2012
Ok so tomorrow is the big day. A bit nervous, I already know that there is no way that I am going to run the whole thing, but I am planning on doing what my training schedule for the 5k says and walk for 2 minutes and run for 3. My biggest thing is going to be pacing myself. Having issues with that when I run outside. I know one day I will get there, and maybe with others around me it might be a bit easier, we will see.
Just a very busy weekend, going to be getting done with work here in a little bit, then I am taking my son to see the Avengers, then homeward bound to chill out and get a good nightís rest. Up by 7 / 8 race is at 9 but I live 15 minutes for the start. Might shoot for 7:30 get up warm up eat, I already preregister and I have my number so I wonít have to do the wait in line thing. I am not on a team so no team pictures to worry about. Do have to say that I have gotten others at work thinking of doing this too. One Co-worker is going to be looking to see when another event like this will be and we will all join as a team, I think that would be fun. When I signed up I really didnít think of the doing it alone thing. But Iíve always been ok with that, heck I raced road bike not necessarily are team sport there, and I have been known to go to concerts on my own to artist that I like. (but I think part of that is I donít want to have a bad experience so when I hear a song of that artist I donít think back to that bad time, if I go by myself less of a chance of someone else ruining the experience for me)
So then after I get my 5k done I will have to work on getting some house cleaning done, and packing. I have to leave Sunday night for Houston. Have to conduct a training session at work for three days. Not really wanting to go but it has to be done. Then I have plans on going out and meeting some friends for some dancing / drinking to celebrate completing my first 5k and my Birthday (which is on Sunday). Then when I get up on Sunday itís off to get the rental car from the Airport round up my father and son and take them to Milwaukee to watch the Brewers game. This was my dadís Birthday gift, plus I figured it would have been a good Motherís Day gift for my mom to get my dad out of the house for a few hours. But that wonít matter now my Momís plans are to go to Ohio to visit with her Mom one last time. All I hope it that she (my Grandma) can hang on till after Motherís Day. It would really suck to have her pass on Motherís Day and my Birthday. But if that is Gods will and it does happen then so be it. Then however many years when itís Motherís Day and my Birthday are on the same day, there will be one more special occasion to celebrate. (although according to my mom this is the only the second time in my life time that Motherís Day has falling on the same day as my Birthday and may not happen again, correction it has happen 5 times since 1980 and will happen again in 2018, so there). But anyway back to the Brewers game, the game starts at 1:10 if it holds true and only last for 3 hours then we should be heading back to the car at 4:10 and driving back the 1 and a half hours. Then I will be dropping off my son at his dadís and my dad back to his house and off to the airport for me where I will be dropping off the car and getting on the plane to get my trip under way for work to Houston.
Wish me luck and I hope everyone has a great weekend, maybe not as busy as mine, but a great one all the same.