Friday, January 23, 2009
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!!
Posted by Michelle Simmons