We leave on vacation exactly one month from today!!!
And I just realized I basically only have two weekends left before we go.
Next weekend is my last long-long run. Still trying to decide if it will be 20 or 22 miles. Usually I do a 22, but due to the long run math error, I already did 22 a few weeks ago, so I'm not overly determined to do a second one. It will depend on weather I guess. Yesterday's long run was my worst yet. It was only 15 miles, but even at 5:30 a.m., it was 79 degrees and 80+% humidity. The weather turned during the run -- wind and then a massive rainstorm. The temps cooled off and humidity went down; by the time the rain stopped, we had about 5.5 miles to go. It was miserable. I'd been fading during the pace work and the rain just shut me down. My shoes felt like they weighed 20 pounds each. And it got worse each street we crossed, most of which seemed like small streams. I'm hoping it was just fatigue. Last week was another week over 50 miles (but 16 of them were Colorado miles, those don't really count because they were so beautiful!). Let's just say I'm ready to taper.
Next weekend we've got dinners with friends both nights, but nothing planned during the days. I'm hoping to book a massage and facial, and do some pre-trip shopping.
The following weekend I'm going to Virginia to surprise my bestie for her 40th birthday. Her husband has 3 of us coming in and we're taking her wine tasting for a day. I'm excited about it. And then I'll fly from Virginia back to Colorado for work.
The weekend after that I'll be home (probably shopping and packing as much as I can) but my husband is going to see his parents I think. They're not doing well. His mom is so confused that she cries all the time and never wants to leave her apartment. My husband and his brothers have divvied up days of the week to call her and remind her to go down to dinner and then to go visit their dad, but it's a struggle. She cries and cries, says she has nothing to eat, but refuses to go downstairs for dinner. I think he feels a lot of guilt living so far away. I wish there was some way I could make it better.
The weekend after that is the marathon and a visit with my best friend from law school.
And then we leave on the Wednesday of that week!
I'm so so so so so ready for vacation. We ended up doing some planning this past weekend. We've bought flights to Easter Island, and then flights down to Bariloche and to Buenos Aires. We booked a few hotels in Santiago, Valparaiso, Easter Island, Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Montevideo, but we still have a bunch of nights we'll need to figure out when we get there.