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69 hours and 53 minutes to go......

Thursday, May 03, 2012

till my half and I can't wait. I think my body is wanting to revolt. Did my last training run this morning and am hoping to see the chiroprator tonight. All I have left to do is eat more carbs and pack and figure out what my sister and I are doing in terms of logistics for this weekend.

Oh and stretch, stretch and stretch since so many things are starting to ache :(

I have made a little list of stuff for race day.

Notes to self race day.
Have everything packed and ready to go the night before.
Use the gel that Lisa is so kindly sending me to not chafe the girls like crazy.
Take any pictures with people before the race cause it aint going to be pretty afterwards and as my husband can attest to no one will want to be around be either.
Goal of finishing before the marathoners get in but 2 hours and 45 minutes or better would be AWESOME.
Find Savannah (Crazymango) and hopefully run part of the race with her since my sister is way way way faster then me and will be running with her group of running friends. I have never run with someone I knew before and think this would be a blast. Hopefully we can encourage each other along the way.
Try not to sing out load or dance to Im Sexy And I KNOW IT while running, hubby says, not sexy (hahaha)
Make sure that the hubby knows were to go for the half way point and what time to be there since I will need some encouragement at that point.
See if the DD and her BF can make it to also cheer us on towards the end (he lives 2 block away from the route but it is on a Sunday morning and a 20 year old needs as much sleep as she can get)
Try not to break out in tears like a blubbering baby when I cross the finish line but I give no guarantees.
Have protein shake and coconut water ready after the race.
Bring wet wipes, a change of clothes and cushy shoes, will need them
Have fun, I wont even be close to placing, probably wont even make the top 75% but thats ok, I am doing it.

So the only thing that I cannot control at this point is the weather. Cross the fingers that it is mostly cloudy, temps in the low 50s with a light breeze. Basically perfect weather and so far the forecast looks like Mother Nature will not totally hate us that day. .

Eau Claire Half Marathon bring it on!!!!!!
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FANCY-PANTS 5/3/2012 7:59PM

    My first half is on Saturday and I am getting nervous! I am jealous that you have someone to run with. My friend who races with me always leaves me in the dust.

Sounds like you're ready. Have a great race! emoticon

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SPLASHDOG1 5/3/2012 3:54PM

    You are READY!! I know you are going to do great!! And btw - I appreciate the eye candy that you brought back for your wall paper!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/3/2012 3:13PM

    Sounds like you got everything covered, only make sure to blubber crossing the finish line, you won't be able to help yourself, You will be so overcome with pride - you earned the HAPPY TEARS. Can't wait for a race report. Best wishes, you'll do just fine.

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TOOTHFUL99 5/3/2012 3:07PM

    I'd say you've covered all the bases. Now, all you have to do is RUN!!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 5/3/2012 1:45PM

    emoticon emoticon

Good Luck!!! You are so ready......

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STRONGMOMMA2014 5/3/2012 1:28PM

    I love your positive attitude! Best wishes! I hope you rock it...and in my opinion it IS okay to break out in dance/song when "I'm Sexy And I Know It" plays! It may intimidate the competition a bit! emoticon

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LORI-K 5/3/2012 1:22PM

    YAY!! Exciting stuff! You made an awesome list..I may have to steal it when it comes time for my Half! You sound ready! Have'll do awesome!

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FITFOODIE806 5/3/2012 1:00PM

    Good luck!! I hope you have a blast

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PINKBEANBOO 5/3/2012 12:52PM

    It's hear already!!!!
I know it feels like you've been waiting forever because of all the training miles you've put in....but from my point of view - it's hear already! LOL!

I like your list. I'm a crier, too. Not at the finish line, but during the race. I'm such a weirdo! I get so emotional, LOL.

Have lots of fun - I can't wait to hear all about it : )

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THECRAZYMANGO 5/3/2012 11:15AM

    We are definitely taking a photo before AND after! By the way, are we meeting up afterwards? Also, could you sparkmail me your number? It's somewhere in my inbox, I know, but it will be in the dark ends of it, haha. I will than text you so you have mine! emoticon

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    YAY! I know you are very excited! The weather was great the day I ran, and hopefully it will be for you too! I signed up for a 10k Saturday, which should be breeze. I'm already ready to do my next half - but it may be November before I do (depending on when I have my skin removed from my stomach/thighs).

I hope you have a fantastic time!

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