Dear Week-Long Cold, I am so glad you have finally decided to stop haunting me; I was finally able to sleep through the entire night without having to wake up and blow my nose. I would say I’m about 95% better already so if you could just go ahead and move on out by tomorrow morning I would really appreciate it.Dear Houston Weather, You are so rude for deciding that rain and thunderstorms are acceptable weather for the races this weekend. Although I really kind of like running in the rain I am just getting over being sick for a week so the last thing I need is to have a set-back because I’m running in the rain. I guess I should be thankful that you aren’t your usual ungodly humid self.Dear Half Marathon and 5K Goals, Due to the afore mentioned weather conditions and the sickness I know you will be extremely hard to achieve, but you really have no idea who you are messing with. I have my mind made up that I am shooting for a 2:15 half and a 32:00 5K. Oddly enough that means I need a 10:17 pace average for both days. Hmm, fate maybe?Dear Road Trip with my best friend, I am excited for our girl time! I am not sure we have been on a road trip together and I am really looking forward to it! Road trips and weekend get-aways are fun and doing it with a friend is even better! I’m excited.Dear bloggers I am planning to meet, I am so stoked to meet new people and finally meet some of the ones that I’ve been following/talking to for a while now. I won’t lie that it’s a bit intimidating to meet new people but at the same time it’s exciting! I also hope that Preserving PollyAnna and I can push each other to our 2:15 half marathon goals. She’s got her work cut out for her if she’s going to try to help me but I’ll be glad for a racing buddy!Dear holiday weight gain, I think that I have officially rid myself of you; everything that was put on post marathon is gone! Hallelujah! I’m sure that being sick for nearly a week is really to blame, goodness knows I haven’t been working out or running but I really don’t care how you fell off I’m just glad you are gone!Dear marathon training plan, you and I have had a rough start thanks to the holidays and being sick but I promise come Monday you and I will be best friends. There will be no more neglect and missed workouts. I’m excited to start the journey all over again. And I will resume my weekly workout posts as well come Monday morning!Dear Disney Marathon Runners, Oh my gosh I am so excited for you guys! I know so many, many people are running this weekend and it’s overwhelming to see your posts and pictures already. I can honestly say that after having spent a week a Disney last February I really have no desire whatsoever to run a Disney race, I just don’t. Call me crazy or heartless or a stick in the mud but they just aren’t appealing to me at all. However, to say I’m not jealous would be a complete lie. You all look like you are having so much fun and you’ve made me start wondering if I could find it in my soul to someday, possibly, maybe run the Goofy Challenge. Maybe, just maybe. We shall see. The only way I would find those races worth it would be to do the Goofy Challenge, but that’s just me. And a very special “Good Luck” to Meghan as she is running her very first marathon! She is going to absolutely knock it out of the park on Sunday! Go wish her good luck. And another shout out to our good friend Mr. Thomas who is also running Disney as he works his way through all 50 States! Dear sweet doggies of mine, I loved that I could have lots of snuggles with you this week while I was at home sick. You are very sweet dogs and I’m so glad you are mine.Dear Alex, Thank you for being such a wonderful support system and encouragement for me. I am so very blessed to have you in my life and I could not be any more excited for our life together. I am also so proud of how well you did on the LSAT and as scared as I am of possibly moving I am also just as excited to see where your offers will take us.