Thursday, July 15, 2010

last minute

On Tuesday of this week I was told I had to book a quick trip to Portland, Maine on Wednesday. Seriously? I have been wanting to visit the east coast but on my own time not for a last minute work trip in which I spend 10x the length of the actual visit traveling, Unfortunately there is no saying "no" to management. I put up a good fight but in the end I lost. So I spent nearly 11 hours traveling to Maine on Wednesday because all the direct flights were sold out (go figure ;) ). When I arrived at the rental car counter I had a good laugh though; I wasn't expecting the sign that greeted me...
My favorite part is the hand drawn moose - so cute :) Sadly, I didn't see any on my short trip here. Maybe next time if there is one.
And I made the last minute decision, with all your encouragement, to sign up for the 10K this Sunday. I tried to rope some others into running it too but no go. I have no expectations for this "race". Goal is to survive and have some fun. It is going to be hot and I haven't done speedwork in a long time. If anything I get a cute new running shirt out of the deal!

12 comments:

Marlene said...

I don't know how you cope with the last minute travelling. It would kill me. Hopefully you'll have a chance to go back to Maine for pleasure some time soon.

Glad you decided to sign up - have a great race!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oye vey I feel ya on the travel..but you are so good about it!!

ohh have fun sunday!!

Lindsay said...

Last minute travel is sometimes the best. Good luck Sunday.

Middle Name Marie said...

Have a great race! I love mixing a few just-for-fun runs into my routine. They remind why I love the sport so much!

Jess said...

Geeeze oh pete that's a crazy trip. I would have lost it if they told me to head many states away on such short notice.

Christina said...

I feel for you. I just got back from Orlando and am beat. I work longer hours when traveling, eat more, exercise and sleep less. Hope you had a good trip.

Evolving Through Running said...

Very jealous - Maine is a great place with some very friendly people. Don't envy the last-minute travel however, I've lost more than my share of those negotiations as well.

Best of luck in your race!

J said...

Good luck in the 10k! Hope you have a great weekend!

runner26 said...

have fun this weekend! i so wish i could join you--it's really a great race (with fab threads!) good luck!

aron said...

i want to go to maine!!!! probably not like that though ;)

have fun this weekend!

The Laminator said...

That's crazy...11 hours? That's enough to go to Hawaii! Insanity.

I say take all your frustrations out on the 10K! Have fun!

lifestudent said...

I didnt respond to you before, but yeah, I'm doing the same race ... but the 5K. Real genius to sign up for a race and try to run 3 miles in 90+ degrees when I havent run since March :)