Would you believe I leave in 4 days for Florida and will begin the Goofy Challenge on Saturday morning? I know you would believe it because my blog has been flooded with this information for the past 2 months.
BUT! Would you believe my mom, who lives in the house adjacent to mine was diagnosed with H1N1 yesterday? My mom, who is married to my dad, who travels for work, so guess who is in charge of taking care of her? Mmmmmhmmm, that is right, I will be exposed to the Swine Flu the entire week, just prior to the race that I have pushed my limits in order to get back on the road for. Today I stocked up on masks and antibacterial gel. I got her all her groceries and will be cooking her meals....I have put the gel at the entrances of our homes and will only be stopping by quickly with mask on the face. I tell you, when I cross that finish line on Sunday, it will be with the knowledge of all the obstacles I had to hurdle in order to get there.
My achilles tendonitis is doing great. I took 2 days off after my 10 mile run on Friday and ran again today and my foot felt great. I love that my speed is coming back. I would love to attempt a 5k in February to see if I can get a PR, but I will settle for finishing my races this weekend.
So the weather forecast for this weekend in Florida is cold. Like 30 degrees at the start cold. I would take that temperature in a minute for here, but for my destination marathon weekend, I was hoping for something slightly warmer. I am pretty set on what I am wearing to the marathon but not quite sure about the half marathon yet. But I probably will change my mind on the layering clothes once I get here. Here is what I was thinking, let me know what you think!
Half Marathon Choices...so far...