Saturday, April 01, 2006

All my bags are packed

 All my bags are packed I'm ready to go, but are they!
Ok I have to admit it, what I did to pack this year for the MDS was got everything together and then put in all in one large duffel bag. I have not packed my back pack, food or counting out the supplies are even mandatory gear. I know, I know I have told you all to do it and to carry it all with you on the plane!
It's hard to believe that the day to leave is here. I will have 2 full days to sort out all my food and gear and I promise you I will be ready when the gun goes off on day one.
More important things have gotten in the way of my weighing every once that goes in my pack or really caring if my pack is 5 pounds to heavy!
I run with a different mind set, I run with a different determination than before. To stop and smell the roses and enjoy the true beauty that is before me.
Today we are having my daughter Annabellas 3rd Birthday party, my in-laws arrive to stay here for 2 weeks while we travel to the MDS and I feel this very weak part of me that is coming as I think about not seeing my kids for 2 weeks. This will be only the 2nd time I have left them and the other times have only been for a few days.
Times like this make packing seem like its 10th on the list, times like this make me realize how much my parents love me. The love for a child, you just cant explain it until you have one!
So today, no training! It will be Birthday cake and pizza. I don't know who is more excited, Annabella or me.
God Bless
Happy Feet!
Lisa Smith-Batchen


Fireroad said...

Hi Coach, and hi Jay!

I hope your Saturday has been wonderful! Are you heading out through JFK? Maybe you'll have a few hours to sort through your gear there. Or just sit back and enjoy a beer with your new tentmates :-)

Jay, hockey updates- gotcha! Have an awesome race!

Olga said...

Lisa, have a great time! We'll miss you here:) Happy birthday to Annabella! And thanks for everything:)