Saturday, June 12, 2010

the unexpected ...

Sometimes you can plan how race day is going to go. And sometimes your day is full of the unexpected. This morning's Crossroads 17.75K was full of the unexpected. Here are a few of today's surprises (a full recap is coming tomorrow)...

I nearly overslept. I set my alarm for 4:15. 4:15 PM. Somehow, I jumped out of bed at 4:33 a.m. giving me 12 minutes to get ready.

I got a phone call from J at 5:38 a.m. that Dizzle had thrown up in her sleep, there was no mattress pad on the bed and both Dizzle and Doodle wouldn't go back to sleep. He was not having a good morning.

There was no line for the pre-race port-o-johns. This never happens. We went to the bathroom, walked to the car and when we came back there was most definitely a line.

The 17.75K course was a zillion times hillier than I had expected. Even though I had read the course profile.

A new race strategy can enlighten you - I know, completely shocking.

Waiting for the traffic to pass won't always work. This is what we saw when we got on 95 (after hitting up IHOP) to go home ...
But even though my morning was full of surprises, there was one thing that didn't shock me at all. I had a blast racing with G and MCM Mama.

14 comments:

Cynthia O'H said...

I always take advantage of the porta-potties if there is no line-up because, no matter when, there is something left to empty.

Glad you had fun, all things considered. That's what it's about in the end.

P said...

Well, as expected, you totally rock your socks!! Love the post-race pic and can't wait for the complete recap. And I really hope your kiddos are doing better - nothing like a little puke to start your weekend, huh?

Marlene said...

I don't do well with surprises on race day .... at least some of them were good!

kilax said...

I am happy you still had a good race despite all the surprises (especially the hills!). I can't wait to read about it :)

Courtney said...

Glad to hear you had fun even though everything didn't go according to plan!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I love the pic! Aren't you secretly glad you weren't there to clean up the puke? (Maybe just a little?)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wooot for friends to make races wonderful

sorry for barf fest

Jen said...

Great job.... way to make lemonade.

Anne said...

Great photo of you three wonderful ladies :)
Looking forward to reading the recap...and hearing more about all the surprises!

Alicia said...

As always, you looked adorable. Saw your pics on FB already. Look forward to reading the recap!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

What an ADVENTURE!! Love the picture

Michelle said...

Love the picture!

And, wow, on the traffic and vomit! I never minded the baby puke, but toddler/little kid puke makes me gag!

Great job!

Shannon said...

Just makes for more of an adventure in telling the story :) Glad the race was fun!

Carly said...

Can't wait to hear the rest of the report!