Thursday, October 6, 2011

Three Things Thursday ...

One Month: Exactly one month from today I will be toeing the line at the NYC Marathon. In some ways, I am really excited. And in other ways, I feel completely unprepared. I'm sure you are saying, "TMB, unprepared? How is that even possible?"

Well, it is. As of right now, I still haven't figured out how I am actually getting to NYC, when I am going or when I am coming back. And then there's that whole thing about my unorthodox training plan? I've loved it to this point, but really, who uses a training plan that has NO TAPER and peaks at a 16 mile LONG RUN? I'm feeling kind of crazy about it.

Oh, well. At least my outfit is cute ...

(Note: I am completely ignoring the fact that I have run my fastest 5K and 16 miler ever while using this training plan.)

Domestic Partners: You are probably well aware of the fact that G is my training partner, running wife, and BFF. We are tight. We share a brain. And it probably annoys J that I take more vacations with her than with him.

But, what you might not know is that Doodle and G's daughter B-nut are BFFs too. Sure, we may have forced them into playing with each other since they were one and a half, but now they truly are best friends.

Since the girls don't (and won't) ever go to the same school, they don't get to see each other on a daily basis. I'm pretty sure they have become aware of that fact because the other day, when I had my girls and B-nut in the car, this conversation happened.

Doodle: B-nut, wouldn't it be so cool if you lived in my neighborhood and we could have playdates everyday?
B-nut: Yeah! That would be cool.
Dizzle: That would be awesome. But we need to get Tweet (our next door neighbor) to move out. Hmm ... We are going to need a lot of money to do that.

*silence*

Doodle (to B-nut): Maybe we should just get married instead ...

Smart thinking, Doodle. Smart thinking.

Outfit
Planning: I'm 99.9% sure that I have my outfit picked out for the Disney Princess Half in February. Yes, I am that insane ...

Any guesses? I've dressed as Belle and a Punk Rock Princess in years past.

17 comments:

MCM Mama said...

They could get married and live in your basement. ;o) That's what my boys plan to do. Although I'm reasonably sure Shoo's "significant other" will be a cat...

Running Ricig said...

My childhood best friend is also my mom's best friend's daughter. Consequently, my dad's best friend is my mom's best friend's husband and my best friend's dad. It works out nicely!

If you need a place two hours from the NYC start to crash, we have a spare bedroom :).

Marlene said...

ONE MONTH!!! Agh! I'm sure the logistics will all come together. Can't wait to see how this training plan works out for ya!

Molly said...

Okay, after reading about your unorthodox plan, you're making me feel better that my PT told me last weekends 18 miler was my last long run until race day. I've been making up my own plan the past 2 weeks, hope it works!

What wave are you in?? I'm 10:40

Run with Jess said...

You've got to be so pumped for NYC... I mean just reading Runner's World last night made me decide that I'm gonna put in for NYC every year until I get in. Not sure what, but something special about that one that intrigues me. And really the outfit is all that matters, right? Well I guess you do have to actually GET THER though...
Have you read the book "A Race Like No Other" yet?? It's all about the NYC marathon. Awesome read.

DEM said...

Well within that one month you have one more big half :) Newport next weekend?!

I have no idea what I am going to wear next Sunday...should probably put some thought in now...

Darlene said...

Can't wait to see your running oufits.

Karen said...

I have a feeling you will rock NYC even with the 16 mile as your highest mileage run!

Kovas said...

The Hanson Bros have had great success - trust the training!

April said...

You are gonna do awesome in NYC! Can't wait to see the outfit! May use your unorthodox training plan for my next marathon..the one I'm using now is RIGID!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I wish that your buddy Ethan hadn't gotten knocked off Amazing Race already. Oh well, at least you get to see him in a month.

Of course your outfit is cute, duh!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Oh please, you are all over that marathon! Giant PR will be tweeted and blogged about in one month's time. No doubt! Your plan is awesome. I should know, I ran my longest traing run 15 - 16 miles the day before my first marathon (I did know what the word taper meant in those day, okay I did. I just thought it was a lazy runners fancy excuse to be well, lazy!) and that marathon was one of my fastest. We are my the normal runners, so why should a normal training plan be used?! Go kill it and then come back and brag about it!

Thank heavens it's Gs daughter that is BFF's with yours because if they did marry and then have kids could you imagine what the two of you combine would be like? One individual couldn't contain that much energy!

Okay everyone dresses in some sort of Princessy thing. It's the Princess Half after all but I say you should dress like anything but a princess. Can't wait to see what your creative mind comes up with.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Maybe you will be the frog that princesses kiss! Ok I have no idea! Your kids constantly crack me up! My son is going to marry is cousin, or at least that is what she says!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

1 month!!

Cracking up at the girls..

Silly Girl Running said...

You'll be fine in NY. Better than fine. You'll PR. Big time. Like...PR by at least 30 minutes. :) Mark my words!

Julia said...

yeah!!! cant even believe how quickly NYC is sneaking up! so excited for you! and always LOVE all your outfits so cant wait to see what you have picked out for the half ;)

momof3 @ Neurosis of the Stay at Home Marathoner said...

our girls are *the.BOMB. 'nuff said.

And hey, just so you know. I'm totally cool with it. B'nut could do a lot worse than Doodle...