Hi there and happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve got to head back to school for parent/teacher conferences tonight and as most of you know, Chris works second shift so today is really just a regular ol’ day with some extra chocolate… perfectly fine by me!
It’s hard for me to believe that the Disney Princess Half is just over a week away. Where have the last 5 months gone? As I’m approaching race day, I’ve started to develop quite a few “irrational” fears. Actually, I’d like to believe that they’re irrational, but some of this stuff actually happening isn’t totally outlandish… yikes.
Irrational Fear #1 – We get a snow storm and our flight is canceled/delayed.
My sister and I are flying to Orlando early next Saturday morning; the race is Sunday. We’ve had a few small snows this year, but nothing major. This is what my weather app is telling me for late next week:
I guess a chance of snow on Friday is better than Saturday. I’m also aware that the weather changes nearly every hour so the forecast is nowhere close to definite. However, I have no idea what we’d do if the weather stranded us in PA. Actually, I do know. We’d cry. Yes, we’d definitely cry.
Irrational Fear #2 – I get sick.
I’ve been paranoid about getting the flu since news of this year’s horrible epidemic started spreading. (I’ve never gotten a flu shot!) I have yet to get sick this year. Knock on wood!!! Seriously, not even a bad sore throat or a cough. I’ve had a pesky runny nose for what feels like weeks, but other than that I’m healthy! For some reason I’m convinced I’m going to come down with something awful right before we’re supposed to leave. Must. consume. vitamin. C.
Irrational Fear #3 – The weather is scorching hot during the race.
Obviously, I haven’t been training in warm weather. Looking ahead to race day(clearly, I love an extended forecast!) the low for next Sunday is 53 and the high is 66.
Just to show you how much I know these things can change… when I checked the forecast about a week ago, they were predicting 80*! With things how they stand right now, I’d be good to go. However I wouldn’t mind the 80* for the vacationing portion of our trip!
If you’re a runner, do you get nervous before a race? Calm my fears, people! I’m a worrier by nature, so it’s not surprising to me that I’m starting to freak out a bit.