Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tomorrow is the big day!!

I am SO excited and nervous at the same time!  I can't believe tomorrow is my first race!  I'm just going to double check the weather one more time, have some water, then hit the sack!  Of course, I have my son's cold - he is such a sharing child. LOL  HOLY COW I STILL can't believe I'm running in a 5k tomorrow!  My stomach is in knots!!  I'm not afraid of coming in last or anything like that - as long as I do my best then I'll be happy.  I don't know what I'm afraid of, I guess it's just the unknown!

I have decided to wear my "Fight Like a Girl" shirt in honor of my friend.  She has been fighting cancer for the past month (or is it two - it seems like forever though).  Anyway - she blows me away - her strength.  I have a lot of people I love and care about who have fought and beaten cancer, she is the most recent though.  That and the fact that she has young children just really touches my heart.  I have not told her I am doing this - I wrote her name on a piece of paper and taped pinned it to my shirt (I covered it in tape so it doesn't disintegrate in the rain!).  I'm going to have Pete take my pic when I get my race bib and I'm going to send it to her.  I have to admit, this gives the race a whole new level of excitement for me!

Today was a nice day!  The kids BOTH woke up fever free and they stayed that way all day!  I am SO happy for that!  They are both still coughing and my son's nose is running like a faucet - but the fever going away really eases my mind.  I smothered his back and chest with vicks vapo-rub, hopefully it helps him to sleep all night!

So one of the local churches (not ours but that's ok) was having an Easter egg hunt.  It was SO much fun!  This was my daughter's first!  My son is an old pro at it now - he had a great time!  Hubby had to remind him to pick up the eggs though - he just wanted to play with the other kids!  Easter is going to be so much fun this year!  It's nice to not be 8 months pregnant this year! HAHA

Ok - I'm off to bed.  Big day tomorrow!  I'll definitely post about how it went tomorrow!  Cross your fingers!  I'm shooting for sub 50 minutes!  I'm sick - so that might not happen, but I'm going to try my best!!!

Good night!  Thanks for reading!! -Monica


  1. I hope your race went well! I can't wait to hear about it!

  2. Come ONNNNN, Monica! I'm dying to hear an update!!
    Your kiddos are so cute. What a fun time with them yesterday! Glad they woke up feeling better!
    Thinking of your friend and her struggles while you run will definitely make your run more meaningful and memorable.
    Sub 50 for Sure!

  3. Sorry guys! The race was great. I'll post in a little while. I have been SOOOO sick today. I pretty much got home from the race, took some meds - and went to bed. I've slept most of today and I am already looking forward to bedtime.