Thursday, December 13, 2012

Three Things Thursday: Dec

1. I did not get into the NWM DC lottery. I don't know why it upset me the way it did, especially because I'm not a fan of the company that's putting it on OR the city that it's going to be in. I wasn't fooling anyone in the universe with that one. I just really wanted the damn Tiffany's necklace and didn't want to fly across country and run up a lot of hills to get it. Oh well. If all I really want is a running related necklace, I should just buy one myself.

Did this rejection email piss anyone else off? "No, you didn't get in, but please still spend money with us!" Um? Seriously? A tshirt (for their virtual 10k) does not equal a Tiffany necklace for me. Thanks, you can F off now. Or maybe I'm just a really short fuse lately.

But the good news is, I can now consider running The Flying Pig the weekend after. I wasn't going to be able to swing back-to-back weekends (ps- how the hell did I do all those races last year?! Physically and financially, I shudder). It's an anniversary year and a bunch of friends are planning on it. It is on my list of races to do and if everyone runs it this year, how am I going to rope people to go with me another time? But then again, I also want to take break from running. Is that even possible?! Decisions, decisions.

2. I bought the fabric for my Mad Hatter Hat! No, it will not be that large. Now having time to actually make it?! Ugh. That's going to have to wait until after the holidays. I still have presents to make and buy. But I'm excited I have pretty much everything for my costume. Then, I need to test run my orange sweater and lime green compression socks.

Waivers came out today along with the program. That's motivation, right? I can't wait to read it but I really wish they would mail it. Printing 36 pages and then receiving it at the expo feels really wasteful to me. I'm a fan of the printed booklet, but I need the information in it before I get there.

3. I have an 18 miler on the books for this weekend and I haven't run a step all week. This week has been insane. But I did get a massage yesterday, so hopefully that will help with my hip and knee pain. Considering I wanted this week to be the last longest distance, I'm interested to see how it's going to go. I'm mentally exhausted!

How is your week going?


  1. I did not get in either. I am beyond bummed. I didn't think I would be this upset about not getting in. But yeah the rejection email was stupid (but I also have a very short fuse lately). I mean really? Stupid 10K? Grr. Hm, Flying Pig... I might have to mull that one over.

    Ooooh!! Mad Hatter costume. Can't wait to see how that turns out!!

    1. Right?! I'm so glad I wasn't the only one. IDK if it was the wording or what, but it makes me want to punch them in the face. . .see? short fuse!

      Thanks! I'm excited about it too!

  2. Last week totally sucked for me but this week seems to be going better. Can't wait to see your costume! We're going pretty vanilla and doing Minnie costumes for the 5k on Friday and then I'll probably just wear regular clothes (possible sparkle skirts) for the half and full...

    1. Totally not vanilla! That's what we did last year. I think you have to go light for your first official WDW weekend. No shame in that!