10 Words in 10 Days…Day 5

 1. wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.

What is it about leaving on a jet plane that makes me frantic? Until I am on that plane and securely fastened in my seat belt can I take a deep breath and relax. I suppose because by that time it is too late to do anything anyway.

It’s funny, because its not like I’m going to the moon. I mean, there are grocery stores, and drug stores, and Targets in New York, too. If I forget anything, I can just buy another. But still, travel makes me frantic. In fact, anytime I’m more than 10 minutes away from my stuff, I get frantic.


I have one medium sized suitcase, and one carry on. I have packed and repacked at least a hundred times since Monday. I have a warm weather running outfit, and a cold one. I have a rain poncho, and a rip away tyvek rain suit. I have all my vitamins, wonder drugs, EnergyBits, and even packed my own Vito Coco Coco Cafe coconut espresso water…just in case. I have two pairs of sneakers, my running passport, my Neon Is My Color bib with my name on it, two pairs of compression socks, my hydration belt…hold it…did I pack my hydration belt? I still have to be sure I can fit what I want fit in the pocket of it! Damn!!


I don’t know what the hell I’m so worried about. It is just a run. A 26.2 mile run. In a city far from home. In BOSTON, for God’s sake.


What me, worry? I have no reason to be frantic. My mom and dad will be in New York when I get there. And my sisters, who will be accompanying me to Boston. If anything, it will be a great time in a great city that I have not visited since I had a job interview there in the late 1980’s. 1980’s? Damn, I’m old.


All I have to do tomorrow is damn near everything. Then get my husband to take me to the airport. Then board the plane. Then I can leave.

And then the panic can REALLY set in!



10 Responses to 10 Words in 10 Days…Day 5

  1. You’ve got this!! SO excited for you!

  2. I agree with Megan, you totally got this! You are such an inspiring runner. I can’t wait to hear how you did!

  3. Mom says:

    Sounds like me. Don’t forget personal stuff, i.e. tooth brush, comb, brush, etc. lol

    • A Running Chick says:

      Right? I always seem to forget the simplest thing…But I got a list and checked it twice. Thanks, Mom!

  4. You will be great, just double check everything before you leave and worse case, anything you leave behind (with the exception of shoes) can usually be easily replaced! Have a safe trip to Boston!!

  5. Mary Grace says:

    You’ve given birth to twins…i think you’ve got this 😉 safe travels…and breathe!

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