Monday, January 4, 2010

5 More Days Until Goofy, H1N1, & Marathon Clothing

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!

Marathon Outfit


Half Marathon Choices...so far...

and....

14 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am matchy matchy so I like the blue skirt...

OK that sucks!! No one else can take care of her?? You are approaching sainthood here.

BEST OF LUCK only 5 days

aron said...

yikes i hope you dont get sick! love all the outfits and hope you have a GREAT time at disney!!

Caroline said...

Hope it warms up a bit. Love the outfits, and looking forward to your race reports!!

Have a great Goofy!!!!!! :)

Suzy said...

Take care and stay healthy!!! I love the skirts. 30 is cool for Florida, so stay warm. GL this weekend.

Christina said...

I love the marathon skirt. Where did you get it. For the HM go with the leopard print....fun!

Sorry to hear that you have to take care of your sick mom. I know that must be really frustrating but it sounds like you have an action plan for keeping the germs away.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! LOVE the outfits for the Goofy, good luck, and that sucks that your mom is sick and you'll be exposed! Crossing my fingers that all those germies stay away! :) Can't wait to read about your races!

Carol said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I laughed at your post because it reminded me of myself (my Achilles is acting up today). We're training for the PF Chang R&R Marathon (the half) a week from Sunday. Good luck on your race and I love the outfits!!

TMB said...

Really hope you don't get sick! Good luck with the Challenge ... not sure I could do all that running in one weekend!

Love running skirts! The plaid one rocks. I have it in green.

Staci Dombroski said...

I can't believe that your mom is sick! I hope that she gets better soon and you do not catch anything. It sounds like you are being preventive though :-) Good luck at the race. Have a great time and I love all the outfits :-)

Lacey Nicole said...

i have never tried a running skirt- you obviously like them? better than shorts? i love the outfits, they crack me up. i don't think i knew you were a maniac?????? congrats obviously belated, lol. but seriously that's awesome!!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!! i would love to live next to my mom!!!!! but having to take care of swine flu is really scary for sure. good luck good luck. i think you have a good plan.

i agree with mel on the matchy matchy :)

Lisa said...

Sending happy thoughts your way that you don't get sick! I love the marathon outfit, and vote for the blue skirt for the half.

Jenn said...

Blue skirt gets my vote too! I so wish I could pull off a running skirt because they look so cute on everyone else! AHHH-Swine flu! Could your luck get any better? I will totally be thinking about you this weekend and hoping everything holds up to finish both races! You'll do it! Good Luck!

Stephanie Nichole said...

GOOD LUCK on the race! Disney will always be one of my favs... and people LOVE goofy-runners there! Special tent and all.

Love the outfits... but aren't they a little warm?? I ran in shorts and a tank last year, but maybe the weather is calling for a cooler day?

Good luck, have fun, make new friends!

-Stephanie

Jennifer P said...

I love the outfits (especially that you're also a Running Skirts girl).

Keep healthy!