Sunday, January 7, 2007

I'm So Excited.....

and I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control and I think...

Whoops, sorry about that. I got a little carried away there!

Talk about perfect timing.

Talk about fate.

Talk about destiny.

The boyfriend and I have been talking about going on vacation together for a long time.

Like, for over 2 years, long.

And I finally decided that enough was enough. We were going. SOON!

So, I sat down at my trusty computer and searched until I found THE PERFECT vacation...

A 4 night cruise to the Bahamas, that just so happens to coincide with the world's most wonderful boyfriend's 29th birthday. (Yes, I'm older than him!)

I would have loved to make it a surprise, but I wasn't quite sure how I was going to manage to request vacation time for him. So, I pretty much had to tell him so he could put in the request.

So, the cruise was booked on January 2. Then...

On January 3, I decided that I was running the Bayshore Half. I wasn't positive where the training would fall with the cruise, but I figured I'd just make it work. I'd run circles around the deck or run on the treadmill, and cheat the days a bit to do the long runs before and after. And I'd decided that, while it might come close to killing me to not partake of copious amounts of alcohol while on the cruise, I was willing to make the sacrifice to be able to do both things.

Then yesterday, I got out the calendar so I could start figuring up a training schedule. And guess what ....

We get back from the cruise on a Tuesday, and I will start "official" training the next Monday.

Can't get more perfect than that!

It was just meant to be.

Woo Hoo!


  1. That does sound pretty awesome!!! I have to tell you that the running path on a cruise is actually very nice. It was too cold on our cruise but some brave souls did it!

  2. omg that is so awesome!!! it really was fate.

  3. That is super! It works out perfectly! Nice!!!

  4. I ran everyday on both the cruises I have been on. The winds can get pretty tough but the tracks are nice. Great view too.
    Glad everything fell into place for you.

  5. Fantastic! It's definitely fate.

    Now...let's discuss ways that the oosg and I can hide in your luggage.

    We're going on a cruise in August, the week after a half marathon...and are supposed to have 10 and 14 mile runs to do. I think we'll probably cut back and hit the deck (literally) for a few loops). Besides, didn't you get the memo that late night shenanigans (drunken or sober) count as cross training!? :) So think of it as pre-training...hehehee...and drinking, that's carb loading!

  6. That is awesome!

  7. You'll have fun on your cruise; I love the Bahamas!

  8. Very exciting both the vacation and running the half!! Have a great time!

  9. That is completely awesome.
    Sounds like a great trip!
    And by the way - research shows that dating a younger man makes you live longer.

  10. that is dang perfect! you'll have to report back on the trip...and on new blogger, please! i'm a hold out!