Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Rough Start but a Great Day

Last night at 11 p.m. I decided I really had to take the migraine medication, so I did. I didn't wake up this morning until 7 a.m., and then had to try to get to work by 8:30 - ha! I was sick as a dog. But I got to work and worked all day and then went to my HOA meeting. I fulfilled all of my obligations and I feel good about that. It is important to me to be where I say I am going to be, when I am expected to be there, and do what it is I am expected to do. That is part of being a grown-up, responsible, sober person. And believe it or not, it makes life a lot more fun.

I realized at the race on Sunday that what I thought I was going to wear for my marathon in California is not going to work. It is not a good thing to be back at the drawing board 2 weeks before a marathon. Yesterday I called my favorite purveyor of running skirts (SkirtSports) and asked them if they could get me one pronto! I ordered it yesterday and it was sitting on my porch waiting for me when I got home from work today. The really surprising part? It fits and I like it. I think I am going to wear that crazy purple shirt with it. I wore it on Sunday and it was fine. It was just the compression capris that I realized would be too hot in California temperatures - even though they are WAY cuter on me than a skirt.

I laid out my clothes tonight and had such a feeling of excitement. I am flying to California, staying at a fancy schmancy hotel, and running a freaking marathon! In 10 days! I will be running along the ocean. The ocean! For those of you who live by the sea, you have no idea what the ocean means to a land-locked person like me. And add a few palm trees, I think I am in paradise. I will be such a tourist! Can't wait!

I invited my son and about-to-bring-forth-child-daughter-in-law for lunch on Sunday. They will be here, barring unforseen labor and delivery. My son requested that I make sour cream burritos - what a great idea. Family, a Bronco game, and good food. It is nice to not be running 600,000,000 miles this weekend.

There is so much happiness in my heart tonight. I thank God with every fiber of my being for this.

10 comments:

Patty said...

Love the outfit, glad you took your meds, happy for your excitement.

steveroni said...

Reading a post like this, I can do nothing but SMILE!

dAAve said...

OK now.
Six hundred million miles is just too much. No wonder you have migraines!

I hope you will wear a head-cam and take some good running pictures as you journey along the west coast.

Mary Christine said...

Well, I won't have a head-cam, but I will have my iPhone with me, and I am sure I will take photos.

MarilynAnn said...

Good luck, have a fantastic time and I look forward to hearing all about it and seeing the photos.

Syd said...

Nice. I am glad that you are running by the sea. It fills me with all kind of wonderful thoughts and is my temple.

Toyin O. said...

Have a great time!

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THE OLD GEEZER said...

We love tourist in California. I hope you have a great visit. :-)

Mary LA said...

Sour-cream burritos, Californian beaches and a crazy purple shirt -- love it!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) Excitement jumps out of this post into my heart! YAY!!!!

I'm sorry you had a migraine, THOSE SUCK! I'm glad I ended up meeting and marrying a man who brought a solution to mine. Atlas Orthogonal specialist!