Sep 6, 2007

putting the cart before the horse

so my friends tell me that it would behoove me
to book flights & hotel rooms for boston.
the boston marathon.
the very same one that i have yet to even qualify for.

the very thought of it made me a little crazy.
i worried that if i planned ahead, it was the ultimate whammy.
the classic jinx.

i felt like booking flights & reserving rooms was akin to the olympic athlete who, during his/her up close & personal interview makes grand, sweeping & very convincing announcements about how they're going to win the gold medal & then, sadly, go home with nothing.

that said, as of last night - i tried to get over the whamminess of it all and booked flights and reserved a room. and i lay in bed after getting the hotel confirmation & tried to coax my heartrate down.

breathe in. breathe out.
1,2,3,4,5 ... 1,2,3,4,5 ....
breathe in. breathe out ...
go to sleep. you have a big dog run in the am ...
go to sleep. omg. you're not alseep yet?
itsokitsokitsok ...
just breathe.


Anonymous said...

Bravo !!!


Dave Fleet said...

I have to agree with your friends - book early. I don't think there's a rush yet, but things will fill up fast.

Maybe a jinx... but don't underestimate the power of positive thinking!

zanne said...

yes - in my hotel research, there was a lot already booked & what wasn't booked was at astronomical prices. we got a great room at a great price & i am thrilled! so i am hoping that it is indeed a good omen & will contribute to good karma, positive thinking et al. will just look at it as part of training on this road to boston - growing up & being ok with planning ahead! thanks for visiting!