Monday, September 15, 2008

The Next 6 Weeks of My Life

Wow, I can't believe that the Marathon is 6 weeks ago from yesterday. It's hard to believe that it was 6 months ago that I got this crazy idea in my head, and now it is fully is the best thing ever!
With all of that said, I am in for a little bit of a crazy time over the course of the next 6 weeks. I have A LOT of traveling coming's the schedule-
9/20-21: In town, 18 miles on schedule for Sunday
Thurs 9/25-Sun 9/28: VEGAS!!! This will be a fun filled weekend, with minimal running on the schedule (only a 6 miler that weekend), lots of going out and living like a rock star!
Sat 10/4 - Run my FIRST 20 MILER in morning, then be on a plane by 12:55pm to Dallas for work....let's just say I'll be so freaking stiff by the time I get there that I'll be lucky if I don't need a wheelchair off of the plane!
Sun 10/5 - Work in Dallas
Mon 10/6 - Come home
Fri 10/10 - 10/12: In New York for work, meet up with the NY TNT for the Group Run 17-20 miles, work all day Saturday and Sunday
Fri 10/17- 10/19: In Chicago for work, Saturday run 6 miles work all day Saturday and Sunday.
Sun 10/26 - RUN 26.2 MILES in the MARINE CORPS MARATHON!!!!
Mon 10/27 - Try to remember how to walk again, and find a new purpose for the next 6 months of my life!!!!

One of the biggest challenges for me will be to NOT gain 8 pounds over the course of traveling every weekend out of the next 6 weeks! It will be hard enough to haul this ass all the way around the marathon course, let alone this ass with an additional 8 pounds on it!!!
My other challenge will be getting enough rest / sleep. I cannot F up on that part, it's way to critical!


jahowie said...

Wow!! I'm exhausted after just reading that schedule!! Have fun, good luck, and try to get some rest when you can. :-)

*aron* said...

that is a BUSSSSY 6 weeks!!! marathon will be here before you know it :) eeeeek cant wait - so excited for you!

Erin Leigh said...

WOW you are going to be really busy. It does sound like fun though. If you have any extra time in NY let me know!!

Cheryl said...

Your schedule sounds like mine. You are going to be to busy to think about the marathon and them BAM! it will be here.

Good luck

Marcy said...

Holy mother that is one hectic schedule!! Good luck chica! ;D

ncrunner12 said...

Work, work, work… I think my head is about to explode just reading what your upcoming scheduled is like, but I was glad to hear that VEGAS is mixed in there. Despite the minimal running that’s coming up I hope you’re able to stay focused with the work load, good luck and run hard.

Anonymous said...

You are definitely on the go! The marathon is going to be here before you know it.

I have several friends who have run the MCM and had a great time. One also qualified for Boston there!

*jen* said...

Hey there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's funny, I'm doing the MCM as well and it seems like we decided to start training for this at about the same time. I definitely should have done TNT or something similar b/c it's difficult to do this on my own especially when I'm basically clueless. :( That's quite a schedule you have coming up. Good luck! Have fun in Vegas.

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow!! That's a crazy schedule!! GOOD LUCK!!

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