Sunday, October 31, 2010
Gorgeous weather day for our race. My sis (Neecee) and I were so nervous and excited.
Pre-race amping up with a little GU.
So many people - 6,132 runners in the 10K
Major traffic jam getting started, weaving in and out, trying to get around others so we could set our pace (this was new to us, never had to bob and weave to fight for a spot - that slowed us down for the first 1.5 miles)
About mile 4
Soooo many people, no one could get our pic crossing the finish line
A little post race stretching - boy was that well earned and deserved.
There was a surprise waiting for me at the finish line..... My BFF from California flew in the night before (she didn't tell me) and was at the finish line. How cool is that to cross the finish and the first thing you see is your best friend. Thanks Teresa, Love YA so much.
And Dad came all the way from NY to share our day with us.
Showing off a little, lol.
I was meeting our fellow sparkers who were also running the race, but it was so mobbed with people, no one saw me. Sorry I missed my SP buddies, we will have to schedule to meet another time, but I was there showing some SPARKPEOPLE PRIDE !!!
MY sweet DH was holding up the sign for me, I love that he supports me even though he thinks I'm a bit silly, but I really believe in SPARKPEOPLE, it has changed my life so much, just want the same for others.
I'm talking on my cell phone in this pic - my BFF Maria called to congratulate me on the race, so nice to have supportive friends. Love you too Maria and Eli.
Spent the afternoon "Chillin" outside with my BFF's, it was such a gorgeous day to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, we sat outside all day, just talking and laughiing, we even took a nap outside in the lawn chairs. What a great day.
The day was topped off with dinner at my fav Mexican restaurant. This was a special occassion dinner, to celebrate the race so I had to rock the new purple suede boots with my race medal, a perfect accessory for the outfit (yes I know my eyes were closed in the picture, darn it). I am so proud of just finishing the race, we finished at 1:06:32, my sis and I ran across the finish line holding our hands up in the air and then we just hugged each other and jumped up and down like a couple of idots, we were so excited that it was over, we did what we set out to do. Mission Accomplished - woo hoo.
Had to include this picture of my daugher, quite the little devil - really.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Oowwweeeee - Got wounded carving my annual masterpiece, nearly slice my darn finger off, but sooooo worth it. Can anyone guess who's face is my special feature this year?
Happy Halloween SPARKIES - hope so see the Va Beach Spark team at the Wicked 10K in the morning - Let's REPRESENT - woo hoo !!!!
It's Brittney Spears !!!!!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ran my last run for the week, gonna rest up for the big day on Saturday. If I'm not ready by now, I guess I won't be, but.... I ran four miles last night, in pretty good time, but boy was it extremely humid out there. I got overheated pretty quick, I hate humidity. Anyhow after last night's run, I feel pretty good about where I stand. I just need to keep my cool, don't let the nerves kick in, set MY pace and go for it. I even practiced a finish line SMILE. I want to be smiling that last 1/2 mile, make it look like I did 6 miles effortlessly - HA HA !!! So I think I've got the evil, sinister grin down pat. Just cross your fingers for a great weather day.
Tonight I am going to do a round of kickboxing, gonna take it easy. Going to carve my annual pumpkin tonight - if it turns out good, I will post pics. I love to carve pumpkins, I've mastered the beginner and intermediate levels, so tonight I am shooting for "advanced".
Remember.... bring some happiness and joy to someone's life today and every day - SHARE the SPARK.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A brief summary....
1. Costume had to be built for comfort, gotta run 6 miles in it
2. Cheaper than a store bought, and of course, more original
3. Materials used... velcro, felt, blingy fabric, fabric glue, scissors and a wild imagination (I don't sew)
4. Earrings and necklace by Claire's jewelry
5. Glasses, a great find from Walmart
6. I'm most proud of the cape and gloves, all handcrafted by me,
7. Yes, I'm a tad on the crazy side, in case you can't tell, and without further adieu, ta da, it's BATGIRL....
All my SP buddies can sleep safe knowing Batgirl is on the scene, lol. Happy Halloween peeps.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Managed to get a so-so run in before dinner last night, 3 miles on the treadmill, I absolutely hate running on the treadmill, it totally screws up my pace, but I did it anyway.
Turned leftover ham into a yummy chef salad - I was feeling kinda creative in the kitchen last night - a little of this and a little of that - turned out rather tasty.
Finished up my Halloween costume last night, gonna post pics tomorrow - you all should get a really good laugh - stay tuned for that, believe me... you don't wanna miss me making a total fool of myself.
Gonna skip my usual walk/run at lunch today - it's gonna be hot and humid (don't want to get all sweaty and then have to go back to the office - yuck). Instead I will use that time to go the market and pick up some , etc. hoping they have fresh asparagus so i can cook that with dinner tonight.
My running buddy/sister has been outta commission for two days now with a pinched nerve in her back. Cross your fingers she will be able to run in the race this Saturday. she's trained very hard and it would totally break my if she can't. Get well Neecee.
Tonight it's a round of kickboxing, no run tonight.
Hope everyone gets a full daily dose of SPARK - and remember.... to share it with someone.
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