Thursday, June 18, 2009

Going to Grandma's

We're hitting the road at noon! We're going to stay in Madison, Wisconsin tonight (and meet up with a friend for dinner) then drive to Duluth tomorrow. Almost showtime!! I can hardly believe the spring has passed so quickly. Last night as I was trying to decide if the papercut on my thumb would affect my finishing time, I started to let my mind wander down the path of perhaps I haven't trained enough. In an effort to prove myself right and chuck the whole idea of even going to Minnesota this weekend, I looked at the running log. I have no idea when this happened, but I ran 120.7 total miles for May! That's the most miles I've EVER run in one month, and I'm at 368.4 on the year. That's almost as many as I ran in 2008 and it's only June! I hope that means I'm ready.

I also hope my knees don't hurt and that I enjoy the day, the run, the lake, the ambience and the experience. And I kinda sorta maybe hope a tiny little bit that maybe perhaps just possibly I could potentially break five hours. Whew. There, I said it. I'm putting it out there. If it's meant to be, I'll be one happy girl. If not, I'll still be one happy girl. I think I'm really going to like looking at the lake for 26 miles anyway.

Fast running vibes are coveted and I'll be back with a report on Monday.

If you have never seen this, take the time. The human spirit is amazing and inspiring. Happy Weekending!


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...


Good luck!

Sub-5, here you come!

SteveQ said...

I just discovered your blog through your brother's. Now he's finally done something useful!

Best of luck at Grandma's!

Amy - the gazelle said...

good luck! you're going to do so well....

nwgdc said...

Not sure if you'll get this before you leave (it's 11:54 at the moment) but GOOD LUCK!!
And look for the SHORTS!! I'm wearing them BEFORE AND AFTER THE RUN!!
OH YEAH, AND Beer's on me!!

Find me!

Diana said...

Best of luck, great video. If the second place woman would have been me, I would have stayed behind to help Moss across the line instead of taking the win...but that's just me!
Can't wait to hear the report!
Have a great race!

Sarah said...

Those are some fantastic miles, lady!! Have a great time :)

nwgdc said...

Hey carrie!

I hope it went okay for you!

...and I think my dad met your husband?

post soon!

nwgdc said...

Hey! Post Away! I'm looking forward to it!

Congrats on finishing...going back next year for revenge?