Thursday, November 19, 2009

almost time!

I have a 2 mile run today and that's IT before Philly! I just got done printing out driving directions, a map of the part of the city where we're staying, and the course map. I have to wash a huge pile of running clothes tonight so that they're ready to pack up tomorrow. Unfortunately I don't have a suitcase in Rochester for some reason, so I'm not sure what I'm going to use.. I think Andy and I are going to bring some food with us (if he ever tells me what he wants!) so that we can try to save some money. I have my ipod full of ridiculous songs to listen to on the long drive. I have to make sure I have gels and if not, I have to stop at Fleet Feet. Because I have no idea what the weather is going to be like, I'm bringing an enormous assortment of running clothes just to be safe. I will be able to dress myself for temperatures ranging from below freezing to 80+. Andy thinks that I'm ridiculous, but I'm just being thorough! I'm hoping to see my best friend, Jessie, from college because I haven't seen her in a few years and I really miss her! Andy's family is going down to watch so that's exciting. I'm just really getting excited! I never get to go anywhere, and I never get to stay in a nice hotel, so this should be lots of fun! Plus, I LOVE Philadelphia!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Seriously, I suck at updating this. I've raced a bunch of times since FLT. I did the Fall Classic F1 duathlon where I raced like shit. I did the Black Diamond Off-Road du where I raced great and dropped 4 mins off my time from last year. I did Johnny's Run Like Hell 5K where I PRed by almost 20 seconds (ran a 21:43). Tomorrow I am doing the Mendon Trail Runs 20K. And that is IT before Philly.. seriously this is my last race (I have said that after the past 2 races).

I am getting PSYCHED for Philly. I have marathon fever! I am dying to do NYC.. and Boston.. and other destination races! I wish I had money so that I could do triathlons in cool places. All these people from Train-This are going to Texas for a 70.3 in the spring and I would kill to go but I just don't have the money to be flying and shipping my bike, etc. It  really sucks. Plus I have never really been out there (I've been to Vegas but I'm not into that scene so I don't really count it). I mean my contract ends (AKA I get laid off) on Dec. 25th so this really isn't the time to be planning crazy races. I already blew all of my money this year on Lake Placid registration and a condo, and my Zipps, and coaching. And I don't regret it at all, I just don't have any extra money. I have to be prepared in case I lose my job which terrifies me.

I just want to be rich so I can train and race and buy cool gear!

That would be the best life ever!