4/07/2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Pre Race Madness: I've got the pre race jitters. The bad kind. As in: I don't even feel like eating...not even cupcakes. I'm at the point where I'm not only questioning myself, but also my training. I'm a mess. And I'm scared sh*t that - running gods forbid - something bad will happen before or during (remember NYCM 2010?) the marathon. At this point I'm pretty certain that I won't even make my 'not pushing too hard' goal time. Oh yeah, it's bad. I need a drink. Maybe even two.

2. Race outfit: Well, Dutch Customs finally decided to release the Chocofleurs running skirt I've been waiting for. Somehow they decided to hold on to the arm sleeves that were in the same package. Yep...it's beyond me.

The skirt arrived just in time for me to...NOT...take it for a test drive. I only have a 3K / 2 miler left in this training plan: test driving the skirt is out of the question. So...a diferent outfit it is.

Which outfit would have your vote?

A.


Mums in Bloom runningskirt.com running skirt and Azure tank top. Note: this outfit has a strict 'no drippy poo on race day' policy...

B.

Photo courtesy www.hiphardlopen.nl

Orange dot runningskirts.com strappy tank and orange runningskirts.com running skirt (I am - after all - Dutch). :)

3. Cats and dogs can't be friends? Well...in my house, they can! :)

Yep, those are my pets. On my bed. And I don't mind. Ha! :)

24 comments:

Beth said...

Pre-race jitters are totally normal. You are going to rock it! Go ahead and have that drink if it will calm you down :)

Silly Girl Running said...

Is it okay if I'd empty the bottle? ;)

Melissa said...

Don't be "silly" you're going to have an amazing race!!!

Def choice A. Love the blue, it looks like a great color for you.

Are you in the Netherlands, wait, are you Dutch?
My husband is Dutch & we're moving there in 2012.

Have a great day!

Melissa
http://alieflife.blogspot.com

Silly Girl Running said...

Thanks, Melissa! :) Yep, I'm Dutch! Born and raised. :) Where are you moving? :)

ltlindian said...

Cuteness! On both the blue running outfit and the dog/cat love. :) You're going to do awesome in your race! Good luck!

RunningRonald said...

I choose A!! Goooood Luck Christel!!! You Run Girl!! Paris here see comes!!

Morgan said...

Def outfit A!!! Totally sets off your hair and eyes. Rock it girl! And nerves are normal, you know this!!! Remind yourself that you've done this a few times before and trust in your training. I know you had some issues along the way but lately things have been going good, BELIEVE!!! Faith, not fear! Can't wait to read your recap, I know you will do great!

PunkRockRunner said...

Um, this is a little embarrassing but that is the EXACT same outfit I was planning to wear at the AR50 this weekend. Looks like I’ll be picking something else now *sigh*

My dogs & cat get along too :-)

All the best,

Ron

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Morgan: Thanks! That's so sweet of you! :)

@ Ron: Well...darn. We could wear the same outfit, couldn't we? Or would that be too matchy matchy? ;)

Zaneta said...

You will do GREAT!! stop worrying! :)

I like outfit A! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Someone in customs is wearing those arm sleeves. That is so odd. Oh all things to keep!

I love you in that blue. It's an amazing color. (But I love orange too.) Enie Menie Minie Moo?

My cat and dogs have a more tolerate each other relationship. I think the cat believes he is better than the dogs. It's a class thing. heehee

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Shelly: Hahahaha! Well...I truly believe that one of my cats (yeah, I have two...)is deeply in love with my dog. No kidding.

Johann said...

I like A! Just relax, you'll have a great race! That pet photo looks as if it could have been taken in my house. Pets rule in my house.

giraffy said...

I'm totally in love with that Mums in Bloom skirt, so that's my vote.

You'll do GREAT - enjoy it!!

the dawn said...

i love those pre race nerves. they are my favorite part of racing (as long as i don't actually throw up).

i love all the new runningskirts!!!! i'm trying to decided which of the new spring ones to add to my collection...

Allison said...

You're going to be great this weekend! And I vote for outfit A.

nikeathena said...

Go for the orange! That's lame you got your skirt so late (and no sleeves, REALLY customs?!).

Your pets are cute.

Quinton J said...

Not even cupcakes????? This is a problem.

The blue looks nice...I'm voting blue.

Char said...

I'm going against the crowd because
A. You're a patriotic Dutchwoman and
B. It's going to be warm in Paris on the weekend and you might not want sleeves.

(But the blue does look really nice on you)

Becka said...

I'm torn.... I would pick the blue if it was a tank. I absolutely cannot run in sleeves. I get way too hot! But if that isn't an issue for you, I like that one. I totally love the pumpkin dot though.

Good luck in Paris, everything is going to go FABULOUS!!!

Jamie said...

I love the blue on you but orange looks great too! Good luck! You'll do great! Stop the worry! :)

Ms. Duffy said...

A! Also, taper madness is soooo normal - you're going to do great!

Darlene said...

Good luck - you'll do great! I choose A

ATTrio said...

B! I love that tank!