Thursday, January 7, 2010

Weather/Flight Stalker

Yes, that is me. I am a weather and flight stalker. I leave on a 6am flight tomorrow morning for Orlando, and if you have watched the news at all today you will see snow across the nation. And my frequent flier first class ticket flies me through Chicago where the snow is currently settled on. So needless to say, I have been a bundle of nerves, worried I will never make it to Orlando. It doesn't help that Good Morning America said this morning that airlines are suggesting people postpone their trips because of all the flight delays. That comment made my eyeballs do a dance as I am not canceling this trip after all the hours in the pool and physical therapy I have put into getting to this race. There is still no guarantee I will finish this race, but I will toe that starting line.

I followed my flight for tomorrow today and the flight is on its way to Orlando right now from Chicago. THANK heavens! It was delayed for an hour, but it did leave. If you remember from my Twin Cities Marathon report, I have terrible luck flying. The weather should be better tomorrow so hopefully the airport doesn't get too backed up so that things go smoother tomorrow.

I haven't started packing yet, but I did make some cookies to bring with me. I am meeting a friend from college so wanted to bring something to get her excited about her first marathon. Good luck to Jax on her first marathon and my sister who will be running the half with me. I probably won't have an update until Tuesday because I am leaving the computer home, unless my application I downloaded for my iPhone works, then I will a small update. Otherwise, look for my results on Facebook.

Here are my Mickey medal cookies:


Running Diva Mom said...

I purchased that cookie cutter at WDW during our last trip. Thanks for the idea! I'm goign to have to make my family cookies now, before I do the half there in March. GOOD LUCK TO YOU -- race and travel!! :-) I look forward to your post and race day photos!

TMB said...

cute cookies! Good luck this weekend!

Croughwell said...

Good luck! Hopefully, you make it to Orlando. My flight is suppose to
leave from Providence at 7:45 tomorrow morning and land in Orlando at 11.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

So cute!! Gosh I hope it works out..

Cassie said...

I'll be there too for the half! Good luck!!

Caroline said...

OMG, You are a baking queen ... how do you do that with all that pool running and athletic therapy going on, not to mention kids!! I am in awe.

Your friend will be thrilled with those cookies, they are adorable. I hope you have a safe and trouble free flight. Looking forward to the race report.

Good Luck :)

Teamarcia said...

Those are the cutest cookies ever! Can't wait to hear all about the big/cold weekend!

Stephanie Nichole said...

oh i LOVED the disney marathon!!!! Isn't their gear just awesome? There's nothing else like it. Congrats on the finish!!!!

Question for ya... my achilles has been hurting. How does that kinseo tape help it?? I have some that I got for free at a race, but I don't know what it does. Any idea...?