Friday, January 31, 2014

Down In New Orleans

In the South Land there's a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver

They got music
It's always playin'
Start in the day time, go all through the night

When you hear that music playin'
Hear what I'm saying, it make you feel alright

Grab somebody, come on down
Bring your paintbrush, we're paintin' the town
There's some sweetness goin' 'round
Catch it down in New Orleans
--"Down in New Orleans" from the movie Princess and the Frog, lyrics by Dr. John

Gosh I only hope my New Orleans story has a fairytale ending like Tiana's!


Well, not EXACTLY like Tiana's...more like this:


And I hope I don't have to kiss a frog to get it either!


I have been working since October towards a half marathon PR and this weekend is my chance to pull it off.  I just hope New Orleans is good to me because I'm not gonna lie - I want this so bad I can taste it.  Needless to say, I'm a little nervous leading into the weekend but I know I have done all I can do and now it's just time to run this thing.  Right now the weather is not looking ideal (scattered thunderstorms with a 60% chance of precipitation at the time I'm writing this, high temps in the low 70s with 89% humidity), but I think the temps will be low enough in the morning when we run that it won't be incredibly uncomfortable.  As long as it's not storming or pouring down rain, I will be happy.  I have packed my hat and a throw away t-shirt :)

It's going to be a short trip but we are still going to pack as much fun into the weekend as possible!  Make sure to check back next week for my recaps.  Until then - wish me luck!!