10 Words in 10 Days…Day 4
1. very enthusiastic and eager.
Oh happy day! I anticipate this will be the second best day of my journey because today, I get on a plane. And not only do I get to see my two bestest girls (those being my older sisters) but I will also have the opportunity to see my mom and dad as they will be arriving into New York the same day as I. My mom will be coming to Boston with the girls, but my dad will stay behind to visit his own sisters nearby.
So, not only am I excited to see my family, but by the same token, I’m excited to get out of dodge. That doesn’t mean I don’t love my husband, my children, and Minnesota. It just means it’s time to get the hell out. You know, sometimes you just have to get away.
I have hid this from no one. It is time for a momma vacation. And I’m looking so forward to this!
In fact, when I told my PT’s assistant about it today, I literally started tearing up with excitement! It was that overwhelming. She thought it was so funny, but I know she knew exactly where I was coming from.
My sisters have been such a great support to me since I began running. In fact, they came to Minnesota to watch me run my first half marathon! That was such a treat. And I’m so appreciative. The following year they came to visit me for my 47th birthday and we ran a local 5K together! It was my sister Kathie’s first run! My oldest sister, Celia, was already running since the year before. It seems somehow I convinced her to give it a try. And dog gone it, she liked it!
And my mom is no stranger to the 5k either, as last Thanksgiving, we all participated in the Oyster Bay Turkey trot together!
Needless to say, after the long, cold, Minnesota winter, it will be nice to get out of the state and back home. Home being New York, where I was born and raised. The trip to Boston will be a bonus!
Deep down inside, despite being irritated on Tuesday and frantic on Wednesday, I know everything will be just fine. My family back home in Minnesota will survive without me. Sure, I’ll get a few phone calls and text messages along the way, but for me, it is a well deserved trip. Flying into New York does something to my heart every visit. It’s home, dang it. It’s home. I can’t think of a better transition on the way to Boston than going home before and after the race and enjoying the me time. It’s what I need. And I know it will just make the journey that much more special.
So, by now, I may be on that airplane. And I’ll be working on my word for tomorrow. We are down to just 4 days…and it gets a little harder to breathe with each passing hour.
So, I guess it is time to start breathing a little bit deeper…and taking it all in.