Friday, January 23, 2009

Packing


We're off tomorrow morning for Maui! I'm excited about our weekend away, although I'd be lying if I didn't admit some trepidation regarding traveling with a 3 month old. We've got a little routine here at home and I've got all sorts of options of what to do to calm/console her when needed. I guess it all really comes down to this: What am I going to do without the swing??

I've written out a list of all things to pack to take with us. I'm SO GLAD we're taking the Superferry instead of flying so I can feel better about taking more stuff (since I just have to put it all in the car rather than lugging it through the airport). I wonder if I can fit my exercise ball in the car? Not that I'll be exercising on it... Moana just likes to bounce a lot...

The goal is to have the car packed up tonight since we have to leave here at 4:45 tomorrow morning. That's not a typo. Of course, it's not like I'm not awake at all hours of the night every night anyway. (Moana has gone back to her old ways of wanting to eat every 3 hours, around the clock. I've been up 3x a night for the last few nights. Not helping my immune system. Ugh.) So I guess we'll just go after the 4AM feeding...

I'm not sure how the Maui Oceanfront 1/2 Marathon is going to go on Sunday. I'm feeling better than I was on Wednesday, but still not 100%. I did get up and run over to the pool for an easy 2000M this morning. It was a good way to clear out some of the congestion but I found that I'm still hacking up solid chunks which indicates that I won't be setting any new PR's on Sunday. I know it's crazy to think that I could PR a 1/2 Marathon less than 3 months post child birth, but I really think I could have done it if not for this cold. All my training times indicated that I was on track. It's not a huge deal I suppose, because even if I did set a PR this weekend, it wouldn't last long because I'm sure I'd break it again later in the year, but it just would have been fun to say I ran my fastest ever 13.1 miles before Moana's 3 month birthday, ya know?

I guess in the end, it's cool that I can even run 13.1 miles so soon after Moana being born. I remember seeing this race on the local event calendar when I was still pregnant. I counted the weeks and came to the conclusion that it would be unrealistic to try to do this because I couldn't work up to the distance in such a short time, especially considering I hadn't run a step since July. But then sometime in December I knew I was feeling ok and figured completing 13 miles would be possible, even if it was slow. So I sent my entry in. Then by Christmas I started setting goals about how fast I thought I could do it. Each week my goal time came down by a minute or two until I was looking at a PR (under 1:50).

I'm gonna give it what I've got on Sunday and we'll see what happens. I'd assume the results will be posted somewhere online before I'll be back blogging... If you look 'em up and find them, know that if I'm anywhere near 1:50 I'll be pretty happy. ;)

Here's a couple of pictures from last time I went to Maui to run a 1/2 Mary... how fast 2 1/2 years flies by when you're having fun! I was swinging single with my girlfriend Andrea... drinking Mai Tai's at the hotel pool all day after running... sweet. Andrea's going again this year... under completely different circumstances as we're both married and this time she'll be running too since doesn't have a broken foot!


I'll post weekend updates and pictures on Facebook since I can do that easier from my iPhone than this blogger. Have a great weekend!!

16 comments:

Clare said...

good luck! i love your confidence that even if you PR you'll break it again soon...i hope i feel that way in a couple of months!

Kate Parker said...

Good luck this weekend!!! Run fast, have fun. :)

Andrea said...

i'm so excited that i get to run this time! i'm sure you're going to kick my butt, sick or not. you rock! it will be a completely different exerience this time, but fun, fun, fun either way!

Andrea said...

oh, and i get in between 2 and 3 saturday. would love to do dinner saturday. sarah and i may also have to chill out at your hotel pool, since the place we're staying doesn't have one!

Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck! You are going to do awesome, I just know it. When you are out there and it starts to hurt, just think about how much more childbirth hurt. This trick worked for me every time.

cat. said...

go git 'em grrrrl. you're gonna do great! i can't wait to see pics and hear the report. enjoy it. : )

Alicia Parr said...

Go have fun and set a new PR!

N.D. said...

Yay!! good luck! I think you are going to do great. Enjoy!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck! Hope you feel 100%. I think you'll surprise yourself with a PR.

And I feel your pain with the packing. Flying down to Florida was such a logistical headache. You guys are smart to take the ferry.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck! Hope you feel 100%. I think you'll surprise yourself with a PR.

And I feel your pain with the packing. Flying down to Florida was such a logistical headache. You guys are smart to take the ferry.

Anonymous said...

Bummer to hear about the cold Michelle. I was hoping to hear that you were going to blaze through in a 1:40. Good luck and enjoy the trip! By the way, the cover picture, is that Cleveland in '07?
Kristin

Kathy said...

You'll be AWESOME....and get some rest afterwards:)

The Chapples said...

Good luck!!

Frayed said...

Good luck! Hey, I know Andrea. I went to the symphony with her and a group of people right after Christmas. Tell her hi!

Ordinarylife said...

good luck! Both with the travelling and the race.

Clare said...

just looked...you must be happy since you were exactly near the 1:50 you said you'd be happy with! congrats.