Although it seems somewhat silly to drive 250 miles to do a 5K, I’m looking forward to the trip and to the race. While a 10 mile race would have been an unpleasant hardship, a 5K is not that big of a deal for me (I’m not saying I’m going to have some phenomenal time, or even manage to run the whole race – but I can handle this distance without a problem). This allows me to focus on several other things:
(1) Road-trip-related items, such as the making of lists, the packing of clothes, the purchase of road-trip-essential Twizzlers.
(2) Printing out the various emails that tell me when and where to be.
(3) Dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday, obviously.
For those of you keeping track at home, this will be my first trip away from Zoe.
Elena was much older when I left her the first time. If memory serves, it was my trip to Philadelphia (also with Elizabeth – the nerve of her, always dragging me away from my children) when Elena was about 21 months. Nevertheless I’m sure everyone will be fine at home. (Partially because Elena will be spending most of the weekend with her grandma.) However, if you see Ben this weekend and he doesn’t have a child with him, you might just want to ask him if he knows where they are. You know, just to be safe.