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by Meghann on January 9, 2010


I am officially in stressed out mode!!

I’m not sure if its the anxiety of the race thats taking me over or the anxiety of all I have to do before the race, but I feel like I am on edge. I’m almost on the verge of tears and every little thing puts me in to total freak out mode.

Poor Derek has been putting up with my stress. I may have snapped at him one too many times, but thankfully he is still here being supportive as ever!

Luckily, the stress had yet to kick in when I casually awoke this morning. I took my time tracking all my friends running the half marathon today and watching tv in bed.

Then Melissa and I set out on the task of making waffles for breakfast.


Don’t you just love my Pink jammies?



Maddie joined us for breakfast at the table.


My waffles were topped with a pear I had heated up with a little pear butter and strawberries.


Hot cup of tea.



After breakfast stress kicked in majorly when I realized it was 9:00 and I still had to pack, shower, dress, blog, bring Maddie to my parents (who live 45 minutes away), pick up Sabrina and her husband from Disney, and make it to the blogger lunch by 12:30!!

Yikes!! I’m getting anxious now just thinking about it!

We made it in the car by 10:15 and are now currently on our way to my parent’s. A moment ago I had the other ear off of last night’s reeses covered Mickey rice krispie treat to help de-stress. Chocolate does wonders. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am also blogging while Derek drives in the rain. Seriously, he is the best!!! I hope he understands how much I really, really, really appreciate him even if I may stress out easily. (So sorry!! ๐Ÿ™ )

Congrats to all the Disney half marathoners who ran in the sleet, rain, and cold this morning. You are all amazing!

I’ll be back tonight with my final post before the marathon. I just have to remind myself to BREATHE! ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm


2 Rosey Rebecca January 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

You’re going to be great!! Don’t stress too much! Just have fun!

3 Abby Flabs January 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Good luck! You’ll be amazing. And if nothing else, just think about how you DIDN’T have to run today because this morning was intense weather. LOL.

4 Adrienne January 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

No stressing! It is time to relax my friend!

5 caronae January 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Breathe! You’re gonna be fine, I know it. I have pink jammies too,and chocolate makes all kinds of problems better ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Lyss January 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

no reason to be stressed! it’s just a race! enjoy it!

7 Runeatrepeat January 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I am sooooo stressed too ๐Ÿ™

8 Morgan January 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Good luck tomorrow! You’ll be amazing!

9 Erin January 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Your breakfast looks yummy — love that TJ’s pumpkin mix! ๐Ÿ˜€

10 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Good luck! Hang in there ๐Ÿ™‚

11 meyergirl January 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Good luck and have fun.

12 Jenna January 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Just breathe and everything will be ok!
Great waffles and have a fun time at the blogger lunch:)

13 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

u are going to do nothing short of fabulous. You are READY. No matter what else is on your to-do list the main thing is that you are prepared and ready for this race. The rest is just fluff!

14 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) January 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

You are going to be awesome tomorrow, simply awesome! Just remember to breathe!!!

15 Rachel January 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

16 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama January 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

What a fun day before the big race! Enjoy!

17 Laura Georgina January 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Breathe in, breathe out, and think of the fun you’ll have once you get to the lunch.

You are going to blast that marathon, good luck!

18 pen January 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Don’t Stress! Just think about how fun it will be tomorrow (well, after you’re finished). I was totally nervved the night before my first marathon, but a glass (and a half) of wine solved that problem!

19 foodfitnessandfreya January 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Keep breathing and HAVE FUN! That’s the whole point so enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck!!

20 Karla January 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I totally understand about stressing! But don’t worry you’ll be great! Good luck!

21 learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood January 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I am sure that Derek understands why you are stressing!! It is not an event that you deal with everyday after all!!

22 Meredith January 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Good luck tomorrow Meghann! Trust your training and have a great day.

23 universitycooking January 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm

You can do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Ashley January 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

That TJ’s pumpkin pancake/waffle mix is awwwesome…I just made pancakes with it last night.

Good luck with the marathon! Just think, around this time tomorrow you’ll be celebrating your awesome finish!

25 Kristine January 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Stress stinks, but tomorrow when you finish the marathon in an amazing time, you will forget all about it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

26 Heather January 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Breathe! You’re about to do something amazing!! And yes, I love your pink jammies. ๐Ÿ™‚

27 Danielle January 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Don’t stress! You’re going to do great ๐Ÿ™‚

28 Heather (The Single Dish) January 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Good luck Meghann, you will do great!

29 RunToTheFinish January 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

wohooo good luck tomorrow and I hope the weather turns!!

30 fromatopink January 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Good luck tomorrow! Looks like you had a delicious start to your morning ๐Ÿ™‚

31 Run Sarah January 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Tight schedules stress me out too! Cant wait to see pics from the brunch!

32 allie January 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm

don’t stress- this is supposed to be fun. everything will fall into plce- save stressing for more important things and rock the marathon.

33 strawberrysuitcase January 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

you have a right to be anxious as you’ve prepared so much for this marathon. that’s great you have a support system who are helping you. breakfast looked delish and i love the HUGE size almond butter. costco? yum!

34 eaternotarunner January 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

The waffles look amazing, and try not to stress too much. You have prepared and will do GREAT!

35 kristin January 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm

good luck tomorrow!!

36 Anna January 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

You’re going to do great! I as SO nervous before I ran my first marathon, but everything fell into place, and worked out! I also was in debates about which pace group I should run with (the 4 hr or 4:15). I was advised to start in the slower group, and then move up if I felt OK. I ended up moving up around mile 15, and ended up running a sub 4 hour race! That way, its easier on you mentally (and we know that 26.2 miles just as physically challenging as mentally challenging) to move up a group, rather than drop back. You are well prepared, and will rock this thing. Don’t forget to enjoy every minute of your race, it goes fast! Good luck!!!

37 Katie O. @ Fit to Wed January 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

So exciting- good luck tomorrow! Maddie is too cute for words.

38 Erin January 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Good luck tomorrow girl!! Dont worry, we all get stressed, its only natural. Try to relax!! Im sure you will feel like a million bucks running through Disney : )

39 runningaroundnormal January 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Good luck Meghann! Try to relax and enjoy this experience!

40 slowmiles January 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Good Luck tomorrow!

41 Whit January 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

good luck!

42 Bridget January 9, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Best of luck with the race! Soon, the stress will all be over and will have been well worth it!

BTW, I hope Orlando (and Florida) warm up soon! It was cold when I was there two weeks ago–guess there will be no bragging to my co-workers about the heat! >.<

43 Meghan January 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm

GOOD LUCK MEGHANN! RELAX and ENJOY it.. running is what you love to do afterall, plus you’re totally going to rock it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

44 jenngirl January 10, 2010 at 12:50 am

Don’t let the stress get to you too much! I’m here rooting for you, and I know that everything will be FINE and go wonderfully! Best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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