So I woke up today feeling fantastic! Surprisingly, considering I should have had a carb or wine or combination of both hangover… But that’s not the point- I’m talking about the leg. No pain. And I’m still being cautious. But I decided I was ready.
Yeah, I forked over my money. I may not be where I was a few months ago. I may not be fast at all. But I’m gonna finish this thing either way. Hooray! Otherwise, heaven forbid I re-injure myself, I may just have to call on Courtney again to pick up another race for me.
I’m very excited. I think we’re going to make it a little family weekend- my parents said they’d come up with my aunt to watch Niki and I run it. My friend Annie also said she’ d be there to cheer me on! Ahhhh- I just really hope it doesn’t snow this year!!!
And thank you everyone for being SO supportive and just completely awesome as I moped through my stress reaction that seemed to take FOREVER to get better! You have no idea how much it was appreciated!
I’m already done running errands for the day. Just finished cleaning up around the apartment for tomorrow- we’re having a little impromptu girls get-together during the Super Bowl. No worries- it will still include pizza and beer (whereas any proper Super Bowl get-together should). One reason the whole idea for our little Super Bowl night is I was talking about the cupcakes I’m going to make for my upcoming Mardi Gras trip. I’ve been DYING to make them- I’m not giving away too many details yet (just in case they turn into an epic fail and I’ll have to whip up something less exciting (although equally delicious, of course). But the filling is a caramel filling. And I want to add whiskey. Well, let me tell you, it’s hard to just try and search out “whiskey caramel sauce”. But the best filling I’ve found, which is giving me serious anxiety, requires me to actually start a 1/3 cup of whiskey on fire in a saute pan. ON FIRE. This is a whole new level for my mediocre baking skills. EEK! But this looks like the yummiest out of anything else. So I’m going to attempt it. And have another recipe on backup in case this one doesn’t work out. Which only requires dumping a teaspoon or two of whiskey in after you’re done making the caramel.
So I was discussing how I’m a little scared to do it, and really feel like I need adult supervision. And someone to hold a fire extinguisher. Because getting arrested for arson would really be a buzzkill to my upcoming weekend. So Jaime volunteered. And then Annie came on board. So we’re making whiskey caramel tomorrow (the recipe says it will keep for a while in the refrigerator until I need it). Hopefully. Stay tuned for that one…
I gotta go- just because I’m not running today does not mean I’m completely taking the day off. I did yoga this morning before my running around getting errands done. And now Jillian’s giving me the stink eye from the dvd case on my tv console. FINE, Jillian- I’m getting up… Here goes another day of the 30 Day Shred!