Thursday, June 18, 2009

Off on a new adventure!

Well, as Tweety Bird would say, "Th- Th- Th-That's all folks!"

I think its Tweety Bird...hhhhhhmmmm.

I'm headed to the airport in about 20 minutes - just finishing the last of my cereal and peppermint tea. My bags are packed and hopefully I didn't forget too much. It never ceases to amaze me how much "stuff" I take along on these things.

At least this time I've got the post-race week in Seattle and Alaskan cruise to look forward to. This is a first - but I've got MORE heeled shoes that I do running shoes. Shocker! Throw in a ball gown, some skirts, a few dresses, and um, yeah. Never really realized how much room four pairs of heels could take up. Silly, really.

It would be so much easier if the cruise allowed flip flops and running shorts. I would be so totally in. My pink compression socks would only make it that much better.

Things are still up in the air about Nathaniel being at the race. As of now he's got two more flights to complete - luckily he's scheduled for today. I won't find out until tonight sometime. So that's still left up in the air. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? (Kind of like my packing).

I just want him to be there - because I know how emotional of a day it will be. I want for him to experience it all...he's been there so much for me - through the tough times last year, my training, and then as things got A LOT better. Race day is a celebration, and I want him to enjoy the "celebration". (Somehow during mile 21 or 18 or whatever of the run, I have a feeling I'll be thinking differently). You never know.

And with that, I'm off. To the airport! And a new adventure.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.

19 comments:

D10 said...

Have a blast! You are going to rock it.

BriGaal said...

Wasn't that Porky Pig? Have a great trip!

D said...

I'm doing my packing RIGHT NOW. I'm ridiculous haha.
Ok... rather than reading blogs I should probably actually pack! See you later today :D

runningyankee said...

safe travels. hope nate makes it :)

runningyankee said...

safe travels. hope nate makes it :)

running_momma said...

Good Luck and kick some booty!!! I know you don't know me but I just love reading your blogs...safe travels

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck! I really hope Nate makes it. And I hope your legs feel good enough for all those heels you packed!

Maggs said...

I really hope Nate makes it. Have a great time and great race!

Mer! said...

I was DYING for nate update yesterday to find out if the 2nd part of the flight went ok.....sounds like you guys are still in limbo....really---I don't think anyone "gets it" unless you're one of us =0...so I GET IT!! And....Dave and I have our fingers crossed that he'll be able to make it and you'll be able to see his face along the course!!!!

MANY HUGS and i'm about to send you a text =0 hehe. Oh and just for you--I updated my blog =0

Shan said...

Go Marit Go!! I hope Nate is able to make the race, but no matter what, you guys will have a blast on the cruise :).

I'll be glued to the computer all day on Sunday - YEAHHHHH! xoxo

Laura said...

I think it is Porky Pig. ;)

Can't wait to track you Sunday! Good luck and HAVE FUN (but a different kind of fun)!

Missy said...

Rock it sista! We'll be watching you from TN...my computer IS hooked up to my big screen because I am a nerd;) Wave to the web camera at the finish line.

Greg Remaly said...

I'm excited for you, and i'll definitely be rooting for you from a distance! Good thought, races should be celebrations - of fitness, health, and reaping the rewards of all the hard work - go have fun!

Runner Leana said...

Safe travels!!!

Train-This said...

Dearest Marit....

May you swim like a fish
May you bike faster than Lance
May you run like the wind.......

Remember that you are exactly where you are suppoused to be at this very moment in time. Remember that when you were in the hospital a year ago wondering if you'd ever have the chance to race again.... there was a reason..... a reason you were meant to come to this race. Whether it will be the people you meet, the high fives you slap, the smiles you will exchange, you are right where you are supppoused to be sister.

Game on!

:-) Mary

Mel said...

Marit...I am SOOO Happy for you..this is going to be a HUGE day for you and I am sure you will shed tons of tears and I am sure we all will too...Just keep remembering HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME since your bike accident...you have worked your ass off and always stayed positive...this will be a piece of cake for you compared to all the pain you went through to get to the point you are today!!
I loved following your progress.....go and have so much FUN and smile and totally enjoy your moment...do what you love to do, because you CAN....... hugs!!

Beth said...

MARIT!!!!! I am so freaking excited for you! I hope you have a great trip and I'm really, really, really keeping my fingers crossed that Nathaniel can come. Either way you will have a great day and your parents will be with you AND you have a cruise for afterward! Although I agree, heels? No thank you!! :)

Nicole said...

I'm a new reader, but I just wanted to say good luck and kick some butt!

Maijaleena said...

Good luck! You're going to do awesome and your post race trip will be a sweet reward! Can't wait to see how you do.