Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Race week

It's race week!

I am headed to beautiful Huntington Beach for the Surf City Half Marathon this weekend.
That race is always on Super Bowl Day.
How nice for my husband...right?  I told him he could skip the race and just stay home but he is a great guy and he is coming.  He will head to his buddy's house when we get back for the big game...me I think I will skip the party like last year..and take a nap! :)  I could not care less about that game anyway.... I love most sport...Football: I don't get.  At all.

Super Bowl weekend is also my son's (Jonathan) birthday.  He was born on Groundhog Day.  He will be 7 years old on Saturday. I cannot believe it. 

So....I will be a tiny bit busy this weekend.
Saturday morning I will be going to the Expo alone to pick up my race packet and take a quick tour of the Expo.. will stop at the NUUN boot for sure to see Kim!
Then I need to come back home for the birthday party.  We are taking 9 1st grader mini golfing!  One of the courses is a "glow in the dark indoor course"!  Should be fun.  Then back home to hopefully REST before the race.

I ran Surf City last year and I was not happy with how I did.  I remember I came home and signed up the RnR Pasadena Half Marathon that was 2 weeks later because I needed to "erase" this race out of my head!   I am doing both races again this year and hopefully Surf City will have a better ending this time!

Last week I was not feeling the greatest.  I have had sinus problems for weeks now because of allergies.  Really bad congestion.  It makes me feel unbalanced at times and it is very annoying.  I never know if it is just that or if I am getting sick.  Sunday I decided to do just 8 miles for my long run.  I did not want to get sicker.  This means I am not as prepared as I would like to be for this race and I am putting my focus on Pasadena for a decent time.

I am now obsessing over NOT getting sick.  Every other Facebook status reads like this these days "One kid down with the FLU"  "The FLU has infested our house"  "The FLU this, the FLU that"... I am dead afraid of getting it.  I am a real pain in the butt with my kids about washing their hands..I mean I have to refrain from going to school to make sure they do it before eating their lunches...I am not kidding.  I am taking double doses of VIT C and I bought some AIRBORNE that I am drinking religiously twice per day.  Now if only I could get some decent sleep.... for me..not an easy task.

Surf City will be race 2 out of the 3 towards my second beach cities challenge.  I will complete it in May at the OC Half Marathon and get another huge medal!


I am looking for new tunes for my playlist..tell me your favorite one these days...not a fan of hip hop...I know I know I am old....

Are you racing on Super Bowl day?
Are you having a party? Going to one?

Do you play Words with Friends?
It is my new addiction.....I like it but it also makes me furious.
It accepts words that do not exist!  I have a friend who keeps beating me...no I mean destroying me with fake words....
Yesterday I found out that there are apps for cheating at that game!  WTH?
If you have good apps for word games let me know !







14 comments:

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Hope you feel better REAL soon, but either way, best of luck this whole weekend; especially Surf City.

That's awesome that the hubs is going to the race. Always nice to have that support! And the beach cities challenge medal looks stellar!

My helpful, "change it up" tunes these days are anything by Sara Bareilles. I admit I listen to rock most of the time (Sick Puppies, Incubus, Pop Evil, Foo Fighters, etc.), but I've been in need of a change up every one or two songs lately and Ms. Bareilles has been clutch!

Teamarcia said...

I bet you'll run really well this year and crush last year's time. No big SB plans. The Caveman is very intense with his TV watching and cannot be disturbed. Me? I like the commercials!

Teamarcia said...

I bet you'll run really well this year and crush last year's time. No big SB plans. The Caveman is very intense with his TV watching and cannot be disturbed. Me? I like the commercials!

Terzah said...

I'm hoping we won't get the flu again due to our crazy Christmas! And I really hope you don't get it, this week or at all. Good luck in the race!

I am still obsessed with Mumford & Sons and think "I Will Wait" is the greatest running song ever. I know, I'm boring.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck this weekend!!

PS and thank you for letting my team claim the number one ranking in college BB, although I bet it will be brief

The Unexpected Runner said...

Good luck & have fun! Sounds like a great race! I just added that new Maroon 5 song 'Daylight' to my playlist...love it!

The Unexpected Runner said...

Oh, and I just play regular scrabble on my phone.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

I am not much of a game player but the one game that I love is Tetris! I will be going to the Expo alone too so maybe we should go together :)

myheartscontentblog.com said...

We live in SF so are excited about the superbowl...but I'm in the UK and missing it. I don't mind really...I can't be fussed at all about the game, but I do want the result!

Good luck at the weekend, I'm doing a 10k here. The forecast is rain, sleet, cold and mud! Bring it on, UK!!

myheartscontentblog.com said...

We live in SF so are excited about the superbowl...but I'm in the UK and missing it. I don't mind really...I can't be fussed at all about the game, but I do want the result!

Good luck at the weekend, I'm doing a 10k here. The forecast is rain, sleet, cold and mud! Bring it on, UK!!

Carrie Skoll said...

Good luck this weekend. I'm running my local Super Bowl 5K. Yay for race weekend. Stay healthy!

Coy Martinez said...

There are a million things I want to comment on here! First, I'm a football fan but I'm a "new" fan. I've only really loved it for 5 years. For the longest time I was like you "meh" and thought it was dumb. Now, I'm addicted. Kinda dumb when I think about how much I like watching men crash into each other! HA!

Good luck on your race!! I've found after running what seems like a gazillion half marathons is that I can never REALLY predict when I'll have a great race so I've kinda given up and just let the race sort itself out. I use to get my hopes up and then get disappointed, now I go in with only expectations to finish and when I get a new best time I'm thrilled!

Crossing my fingers that you don't get sick!

If you want to play words with friends, I'm First In Philly. And I don't use fake words so you're safe with me :)

dreambigrunner.com said...

I like watching football and I couldn't be more excited about tomorrow's super bowl. My team, the Ravens made it!! Yeah!!

In the morning I will meet up with a blogger to run 12 miles together. I haven't met her in person yet, so I'm excited!

Good luck with your race tomorrow!! Have Fun!!

Anne said...

J'espère que ta fin de semaine se passe bien et que tu as eu une super belle course!! Deux chansons que j'aime beaucoup en courant sont "Titanium" de David Guetta et une moins récente "I run for life" de Melissa Ethridge. Les deux sont excellentes! Y'en a d'autre, mais je ne connaît pas les titres par coeur (c'est ma fille qui les a mis sur le ipod qu'elle m'a donné à Noël :)).