Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It must be RACE WEEK

the dining room table is quickly becoming Race Central

every precaution being taken against getting sick!

working on the play list

when I'm not busy checking the weather... again

WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?


the peanut butter level has reached critical

the faucet is flowing

the foam roller is seeing plenty of action [in my jammies] since everything suddenly feels broken tight

we started sleeping in separate beds! this may seem odd but we disturb one another constantly in our sleep, and every bit counts this week!

 
I've done all the work and now I am just concentrating on staying focused and sane. I took the day off tomorrow for a couple of appointments and errands (and hopefully some relaxation!) - I'm hoping this will help break up the break because I could really use a fast forward button right now.

In the meantime, I better go check the weather again...

51 comments:

Laura said...

I am now checking different sources for the weather in Pittsburgh (accuweather and weather network) to see if there are differences. The hubs has stopped talking to me about it.
Getting close!!!! Weeee!!

Teamarcia said...

Separate beds haha! WOOT for race week! So excited for you!

Running Ricig said...

we always have "backup peanut butter" just for that reason :)

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word girl you have thought of everything!!! Hilarious that you even sleep in separate beds! So excited for your big day to be here! You have worked so hard!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Aw cute pyjamas, that almost empty peanut butter jar is a common occurence for me too.

Robin said...

You'll do great!! Can't wait to read about it.

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Yay, race week!!! It's finally here! My house/life/routine is very similar to yours during race week. I think runners are crazy :-)

B.o.B. said...

i love this post! this is exactly how it is at my place before a race too. my kitchen table becomes like central command! you're gonna do great!

Heather said...

I love the picture post! And I love your separate running clothes dresser, so jealous. :)

Still Running said...

Good luck! I'll be at the half finish cheering on hubby, then we've gotta split, so likely won't get to see you, but I'll send good vibes your way!

Aneta said...

im checking the weather like crazy also!
fingers are crossed and prayers are being sent out.

ur house does look like race central. i dotn see any carbs tho????

Lisa said...

Stay sane! You'll do GREAT!

teacherwoman said...

Great post. I think it's funny how you are sleeping in different beds... but you're right... every little bit counts, I am sure!

destination262 said...

Loved this post! You are almost there Marlene! And yes sleep is super important. It's funny that you are sleeping in separate beds, but you do what you gotta do!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

that water bottle looks familiar ...

nothing is going to get in your way. race day will rock. good luck enduring the week!

Emily said...

hilarious that you sleep in separate beds! i may have to throw that one at the rocketship in the future...

Jason said...

I LOVE the separate beds idea. LOVE IT. We may have to implement that strategy.

And BTW - you MUST get more nut butter and get it now. Don't read this comment anymore and go get some. You should always have 3-4 jars in the pantry at all times so you can switch it up and always have some on hand.

You are going to do awesome this weekend.

runningthedawn.com said...

i must admit...this makes me wish that i was married to a marathoner. i would love to share the crazies with someone :)

Jen B. said...

Oh yes...those pesky phantom aches and pains...grrr!

Hang in there this week....I know it's tough :)

Amy said...

Maybe you two are constantly waking eachother up because you are trying to sleep on the same side of the bed!

Sunday will be here before you know it!

Indi said...

Good Luck!!! yep..I usually sleep in our second bedroom before races so i can get better quality sleep too!

lindsay said...

Nice slippers/slipper socks/whatever they are.

Hmm I was just going to take it easy and try to survive but NOW I think I might have to go for broke. Aka-maybe run a decent first half and then TANK in the second.

J said...

Smart idea to sleep in seperate beds! Anything to get the extra rest! I noticed I was tighter in the final week too! Funny how that happens! Hope the foam rolling helps!

Lacey Nicole said...

race central woo woo!!!
i love it :)

elliot and i are so lucky we have a whole extra bedroom/study with an extra bed, so elliot sleeps in there when our hours are going to be drastically different, it's actually a really great strategy!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Love this! I check the weather CONSTANTLY before a race. And you should always have back-up PB just in case!!!
:)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

seperate beds.... now I have seen it all :).....LOL!!!

just wait and see what I do the week before my Half Ironman and than my full Ironman.

H Love said...

you aren't messing around! two beds is pretty hard core! GOOD LUCK!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Separate beds? Cracks me up!!! But hey, when you work SO hard you want everything to go as planned with no hick-ups!

so, how bout that weather?!?!?! =)

And for crying out loud-go get some more PB!

Lily on the Road said...

Run like the wind!!!

You are cracking me up, too funny about the separate rooms...and excuse me, my kitchen table looks like that all the time lately...

ps, may see you in Sydenham...

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Ha! Love it! I always joke that I'm the most underprepared racer out there then my bf looks at me like I'm crazy, but in runner world it's true!

Melissa C said...

Great post! I wish you the best of luck with your race. I just found you from Miss Zippy and saw your comment about the meet ups at Martian Marathon. I was there too! I missed meeting up with a few ladies that I already knew and a couple new ones, Erin, Shelby, and Leah.

misszippy said...

I love your little pharmacy! You're doing all the things you need to do--you're going to have the BEST race day!!

Have you checked the weather lately? May have changed in the last hour! ; )

kristen said...

I've never thought of sleeping in different beds race week- but a good idea is a good idea!

dietitianontherun.com said...

This week (the "pre-race week") is the worst!! My patience has no tolerance for the waiting; enjoy the day off tomorrow and distract yourself as much as possible! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

One benefit of my hubbs being away through the week is a solo bed. I love the space...but LBM keeps getting me up at night anyway. I can't win.

I know you are nervous/excited but you know that you are doing to have a great time. You are a pro at racing. Your training is spectacular. It's just a mental game to the start line now.

Denise said...

RACE WEEK!!! i'm so excited for you!! and you're right, you did all the work and you are ready. hope this week goes fast for you!! rest up!

MCM Mama said...

Hilarious! Beer Geek gets sent to the guest room when I have a race. I bet your husband understands the reasons better than mine does.

Char said...

Ha!I'm not the only weather obsessed person when it comes to racing. My husband thinks I'm a nut. Good to know I'm normal.

runningonwords said...

Good luck! I think I might try the separate bed thing the next time I race. Sleep deprivation is the pits!

Jess said...

You're controlling everything you can control. Now, try to relax and get that sleep!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

this is so funny, i swear runners have such funny patterns... crazy planners :)

Nicole said...

relax and live it up! i'm SO excited for you!! :)

Richelle said...

So glad I'm not the only one who constantly checks the weather days before a race!

You are definitely more organized than I am, Marlene!

You are going to ROCK this weekend!

ajh said...

Love this post. Buy some PB and you're all set!

Mark said...

Go Marlene!!!!

Mark said...

Go Marlene!!!!

Karen said...

Good luck! Hopefully the weather cooperates! We're due to have rain and t-storms for the marathon I'm running on Saturday. :(

You're gonna be awesome no matter what the weather gives you!

Aron said...

It most definitely is race week!! LOVE IT :) love that you are sleeping in diff beds too. We just have *happened* to end up with 2 beds in our hotel a couple times before marathons and I def took advantage of my own bed ;)

The Happy Runner said...

Yay for race week!
I made my hubs sleep in the other room the two nights before my half marathon. It helps!! Ha!!

RunningLaur said...

you're going to kill this!!!!

Julie D. said...

I love it!! YAY for race week and separate beds. You are going to KILL it Marlene. Relax and know that you have done everything in your power to SUCCEED! Can't wait for you. GOOD LUCK!!