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Getting Excited

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oh, I'm getting excited! Just looked up the weather for St Petersburg on Sunday when I run my third half marathon. Wonder if this time the predicted weather will happen!!?! It says 0% chance of rain. Good. However, I have run wet in "0% chance of rain" before, so I know to take it with a grain of salt. The high predicted is 69 degrees. A cold front is predicted on Saturday, bringing the temps down. The low predicted is 57 degrees. Sounds great for running. About the only negative I see predicted is 18 mph winds. I'll probably need a garbage bag or something like it to be a disposable windbreaker. Will be a bit chilly before we start.

I've begun to pack. I'm taking a sleeping bag and hope the floor and I agree. May have extra stretching and warm up issues. We'll see. I want to take fruit and am thinking about other portable foods (cereal, powdered milk, protein powder) that will go well before the HM. Last time I ate too many power bars, but one would probably be fine. I know my group is planning to eat at the Columbia Restaurant the night before the half. I'm trying to decide if the salad (I think it's called the 1860 Salad) is too salty to eat before. Maybe I can get it with plain olive oil and vinegar. I will make sure to drink plenty of water the day before.

So this is another taper week. I ran yesterday. Will probably run tomorrow, too, and then walk and do some low impact aerobics the rest of the week . On Saturday we'll be at the expo, getting our number and not doing anything too strenuous. The group did talk about going to the beach to walk. I doubt if it will be warm enough to swim, but I'll take my bathing suit just in case.

I enjoyed the bag from the St Pete Women's Half last year and used it for a gym bag for months. It's starting to come apart, so I'm hoping for another really nice one. The tech shirt from last year is one of the best fitting and most comfortable I have. I suspect that's because it is made for a woman.

The best part is getting to reconnect with ONEKIDSMOM. I'll also meet some new people on Team Ladybug! I've got a ride picking me up at noon on Saturday. This is going to be fun!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARGARITTM 11/20/2013 3:09PM

    Off to a new adventure!!!! Sleeping on the floor ----ugh!

Have fun and do as well as the day dictates.

Can't wait for the report and the pictures

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MEXGAL1 11/20/2013 9:53AM

    Happy for you! Please take photos.
I know you will do great whatever the weather.

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GABY1948 11/20/2013 9:25AM

    You will WIN and I am SO excited for you to see ONEKIDSMOM and take PICS...both of you have a BLESSED time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/19/2013 11:00PM

    You'll have so much fun and you will be a winner with
ONEKIDSMOM there with you. Enjoy!

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MJREIMERS 11/19/2013 9:37PM

    Have an emoticon time! Don't get into too much trouble with ONEKIDSMOM! I can only imagine the mischief you two could find celebrating another 1/2 marathon! Have a great run!

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/19/2013 9:03PM

    Sounds wonderful! Have a great race!

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JOYINKY 11/19/2013 8:57PM


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WATERMELLEN 11/19/2013 8:54PM

    What a great time coming up: you and Barb!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/19/2013 8:51PM

    Tomorrow to work, no matter what. Stayed home yesterday and today, drinking hot tea and water and trying to get past this sore throat so I won't be suffering "on the road". Airplane Thursday... see you Sunday!

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HARROWJET 11/19/2013 8:44PM

    Very exciting. I agree that reconnecting with a Spark friend is the best. Have fun. emoticon

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FROSTY99 11/19/2013 8:02PM

    So much fun and so many decisions-take time to just relax and take it all in and enjoy!

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NATPLUMMER 11/19/2013 6:46PM


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BLUENOSE63 11/19/2013 6:05PM

  Wishing you and Barb a spectacular race and even better swag! Send pics upon your return.

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BOOKAPHILE 11/19/2013 6:04PM

    I hope you have a great time this weekend!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/19/2013 3:46PM

    Ok I'll keep my parts crossed for the wind and rain to hold off. Enjoy the pre-HM glow this week! You're doing a stellar job of planning for it. Way to go!

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NEW-CAZ 11/19/2013 3:35PM

    Best wishes Marsha

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AQUAGIRL08 11/19/2013 3:21PM

    How exciting! I know that you will do a great job. I have two yoga mats that you can borrow to put under your sleeping bag if you'd like. Just let me know.

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LAILATN 11/19/2013 1:36PM

    Best wishes for your run!

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JANEWATKINS 11/19/2013 12:36PM

    I think it is the 1905 salad . . . and it is packed with sodium: salami, cheeses, and lots of olives. It is divine! They do have some good carb options with rice if you are loading. I'm excited for you . . . can't wait to hear all about it.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/19/2013 11:23AM

    I hope it goes well for you.

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BURGUNDYBABE 11/19/2013 11:12AM

    Hope your weather stays ideal! Have fun!

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_LINDA 11/19/2013 11:06AM

    Sounds like so much fun!! Any chance of picking up a camp mat at a second hand store? Sleeping even on a carpeted floor isn't much fun! Here is hoping your weather stays at that ideal temperature!
Here is to meeting up with inspirational Spark friends!!
Enjoy your taper week!

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WILD4STARS 11/19/2013 11:06AM

    Love your enthusiasm. I know you'll do well and have a ball.

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WIZKEY 11/19/2013 10:58AM

    emoticon Enjoy!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/19/2013 10:46AM

    What fun! Good for you!

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STEVENKIND 11/19/2013 10:13AM

    OMG you are on an adventure. Have a great weekend!

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