What do three bigger-than-life elites have in common with me? Here's the story.
This morning, before leaving the beach, I stopped and ate breakfast with Speedy Anna. Talking with Anna always makes me feel better. She's such a positive person, with always something enlightening to say. Plus she and I can share running obsessions/ concerns. As we were leaving, she asked about tracking information for St. Louis, as she wanted to check on me. I told her I didn't think they had online tracking, but I was Bib #8. She broke into a big smile and said, "That's Kara's number for Boston. You know, Kara Goucher?" Do I know? Of COURSE I know. She's only the cutest distance runner in the country! For some reason knowing I'm wearing Kara's number makes me smile. Now I have to run well as not to curse it for her. LOL. I have to mention Deena here, as she is my favorite marathoner. I literally cried when she broke her foot this past summer. I love her positive outlook on life and the way she always gets back on the horse. She's an inspiration to me. Katherine Switzer is an inspiration for obvious reasons. I choose to relate myself to her now, as I think I am ready for a good fight. After getting my bootie beat the past few months, I am finally ready for retaliation. In a running book that I have, Kat is shown pushing a man off of her, as she presses on in the Boston Marathon. Go, girl, go. As I inch closer and closer to Sunday, I hope I can keep the perseverance of three great athletes on the edge of my brain.
Okay, so after getting sick, we left for the beach for a few days of R & R. K's aunt & uncle have a condo on the beach, so we vacationed there w/ his parents from Sunday to today. After the illness/cipro issue, a black cat crossed our path. Whhooooo... scary. I sort of laughed, saying maybe this will have the reverse effect on me. Alright, then I slept wrong and got a crick in my neck to add to my issues. Next, we arrived at home to find that one of our cats, Aloe (the baby), is missing. I realized then that I left my Garmin, ipod, AND phone charger at the condo. So, Sunday I will not be able to track my pace, nor will I be able to call friends w/ a -COUGH- stellar-COUGH- race report. Nice, real nice. Now, there is a chance of thundershowers on Sunday. What's a girl to do about all these odds against her? The good news is that the sinus infection is rapidly improving w/ no side effects of the cipro. Run strong, friends!
Ps. Vote for my marathon outfit (pic below)