5.29.2008

It's Here

Can it really be that after four months of training that the marathon is only 3 days away? Honestly, it just doesn't feel real that it is here. 

I am just a muddled up  bundle of emotion today.  I can't even pinpoint exactly what I am feeling.  I know I am feeling anxious about traveling tomorrow without my husband and kids.  I am anxious about getting the kids where they need to go tomorrow and getting to the airport. I am worried about getting all the packing done. I am worried about Lance getting all the bags, car seats, pack and play, paperwork, etc .. to the airport on Sunday. I am worried about how Lance will do traveling with all three kids by himself.  I am excited to go to San Diego. I am excited and a bit nervous to do the marathon. I am excited for the activities before the race and the time I get to spend in San Diego with my family afterwards. I am excited to see the sunshine.  I am excited to meet Sarah.  I am excited to reconnect with my husbands cousins Shannon and Courtney. I am looking forward to two nights in a hotel room by myself.  I am looking forward to having some time to read a new book (Lynn, my friend and encourager I am not giving up on Anna but she is too big and bulky to pack for my trip. I will be getting back to her when I return).  I am looking forward to our pasta party and victory party. I am looking forward to spending time with my teammates in San Diego. 

This morning I watched some video clips on you tube from last years marathon posted by team in training participants from around the country.  These clips had me in tears.  I don't know if it is the fact that I know how hard they have worked to meet their goal. I don't know if it is the sense of doing something to help other people. I don't know if it is about being part of a team.  I don't know if it was the look of joy on their faces as they crossed the finish line. I don't know exactly what it was but something in those video clips touched me.

It's here my bloggy friends! The culmination of four months of training.  Thank you for all your support and following this journey with me. I am sure you are plenty tired of reading about it!  I will do a final post (or two) on this journey from San Diego - the laptop is packed and so is the camera. Who knows what bloggable moments will occur??

Now I am off to snuggle with my kids, finish packing, and get life organized around here before I leave TOMORROW.  

12 comments:

joy said...

wow! it's really here! you've worked so hard--enjoy it! have a great time and i'm looking forward to hearing more.

Earen said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you! I hope you just have a wonderful time. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Shan said...

Your in my prayers girl! See ya on Monday :} Shan

Wife2Jason said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!! And, I'll be praying for you!

Rachel Slagle said...

wow! good luck! and most importantly - have fun! you can do it!!

Rachel Slagle said...

oh, and i forgot to say that lance is really brave for traveling with the three kids by himself :)

Dave and Jenni said...

I will be praying for your trip and for the marathon! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

If you DO have time to read, I'm interested to hear your thoughts about the book!

Lynn said...

Ooooh!!! I got a little twinge of nervousness in my belly when I started reading this post. Not because I am at all worried about you finishing the race but because I know you have worked so hard and this is the culmination of your efforts. Great book choice for your journey. It is quick and encouraging and I can't wait to hear what you think! I'll be thinking about you and praying for you this weekend. Enjoy!

lindsey cheney said...

good luck and have fun! i so wish i could be down there to support you. maybe when you do it next year ;). i hope your time away from your family is refreshing and all you want it to be! so exciting!!!

Alana said...

That is so exciting, Kristen! You're going to do great and enjoy the alone time!!! It will do you a world of good!

Short Stop said...

I'm SO late commenting, but I'm thinking of you...just wanted you to know that when you checked your email! :)

Denise said...

YOUR RACE IS IN CA! How did i i not get that!?
I am cheering! WooHoo, YEEHAW, ding ding ding!!!
can't wait to hear about it. wish i could be there, and get in some kristin time.