I had to cancel my travel plans.
Somehow I misread my own ticket. the very expensive one I bought at short notice. It had me leaving O-town at 5:10 pm. I get off work at 4:30 pm and I live 30-45 minutes away from the airport. Soooo.
I tried to change my flight. Sure I could but it would have run me an extra 700.00 Wow. I just did not feel that it was worth spending 1400.00 to fly to Vancouver on Saturday…and then return on Sunday.
This trip was clearly not meant to be. I had never reserved a hotel, or a rental car. When I called the vet to board Teulu the wonder dog…they were FULL. (On July 20th of all things). I had to take him to a new one. He for the first time in his 5 year life, showed some sort of “fear” at this place. Now…I am SURE that this is a good place (Several of my fussy friends use it.). I do not sunscribe to the dogs innate sense of something “bad”. I think he was just nervous. All the same I felt a little sad leaving him somewhere where he looked a wee bit worried.
So, I get to go get him again today. I will take advantage of the fact that he is at the groomer and beg them to do a summer cut on him. His coat has been blown for a week or two now and is making him annoyed. I am brushing it but can not seem to keep up with it.
Even if I had managed to get out there and back. I had a fairly important meeting on Monday morning, from 8-3pm. and I wanted to be awake for that one.
After chatting and texting my two friends I discovered that it was also a very very rotten time for my other friend to be do this, so I feel a little less bad. But I also think that people may not ever make plans with me again since I seem to have to cancel them!
In a lot of ways I feel regret. I was looking forward to spending some time OUT of Florida in the summer. I have not seem some of my friends in a LONG time. Plus I wish I could have chosen all this when I still have the cash in my pocket, not after I bought the ticket!
In other ways I feel relief. No jet lag on Monday. I was woefully unprepared for the race. I could not find a hotel I wanted to stay in for under 130.00 a night (For a LA QUINTA!).
As my friend said, this was clearly not meant to be.
Well, I do now have a very expensive ticket. It pretty much will need to be used for the West Coast. Because if I use it to fly to somewhere else I will be throwing away money.
So we are looking at this race.
I need to run a race that weekend. It looks great all except for the elevation profile!
I tried to find a way to actually SHARE the image of the elevation profile, but I am not that savvy going to have to click the link folks.
For a Florida girl this is intimidating, even for a Clermont FLorida, the Gem of the hills gal.
But…Can I admit…I like the medal. I never go for medals, but this one is a classy ceramic thing that is arty and interesting to look at.
SOooooooo, I have been sucked in my a medal finally!
It isn’t exactly how I planned it. But like Davids Story in the Bible….it would appear to be the way that it is going to be, and I can fight it, or accept it. I think in the end ALL of us are going to enjoy it more…. and I sure hope to be in race shape by then!