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8 Hours Until The Disneyland Marathon...

Sunday, September 02, 2012

This morning my brother and I went back to the health expo and listened to Jeff Galloway give pointers for race day. He said gummy bears or sugar cubes every two miles work best when running a long race. He said Gu, and others like it are more complex and take longer to break down. So, I went to the candy store and bought gummy bears!! He is a very nice man. I ended up having two conversations with him. He said he has heard lots of nice things about the Jeff Galloway SparkPeople group.

This afternoon we drove to Long Beach and had lunch with old friends of mine on their boat. It was very relaxing and we had a great time. It was a very pretty and calm area.

When we came back we went to Disneyland. We had "pasta in the park" with fellow runners and got our pictures taken with Goofy and Pluto. I will post pictures when I get back home and in front of a computer.

We rode on several rides. I did get enough guts to ride on Space Mountain at the end. I figured if I had enough guts to run a half marathon then I could ride a roller coaster. Tomorrow when I get nervous I will reverse this idea!

We have just finished laying out our running clothes, pinning our bibs to our shirts and setting our alarm clocks. It's 9:48, I wore myself out and am ready to get some zzzzzz's. We will be up at 4:30 and at the corral at 5 AM.

It will then be time to run!

Quote of the day:
(I saw this on the back of a running shirt today and it made me laugh):

"If you see me collapse, please hit 'Pause' on my Garmin."

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    SO excellent!! When I saw that Jeff Galloway posted his finish of the same HM, I was so happy for you! Heck, what's not to be happy about? You're at the shore, you're at Disney, you're running fast, smackin' down rollercoasters... you have gummy bears... lol!

    Gotta get one of those shirts -that's great! Can't wait to see those pictures, but relax and keep basking in that glow!
    2054 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/5/2012 2:17:11 PM
    CONGRATS, ROXYZMOM! You rock! I just saw where you posted 2 hours and 10 minutes for your time! Woo Hoo! You must have been at the front of the pack!! Hope you had a blast and enjoyed yourself. We all were rooting for you here on SP! I knew you'd do great! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2055 days ago
    Can't wait to hear how it went!
    2056 days ago
    I'm reading this after your race so it's a bit late to wish you one final "good luck" but I love this blog. You made me laugh with your roller coaster, half marathon reversal. I love your tactics!
    It's so cool that you got to talk to Jeff Galloway a couple of times. Another running friend tried Swedish Fish and I thought of doing the same, but it was too close to race day for me to try something different. They sure would be cheaper than Shot Bloks (I think).

    2057 days ago
    Good luck! Let us know how you did as soon as you can. xoxo
    2057 days ago
    They were selling those 'hit pause on my Garmin' shirts at the health and fitness expo at the Disneyland hotel... I think the website was one more mile dot com (no link here for my sanity's sake).

    I did the Cars Land 5k this morning -- but when I include that with the rest of the distance I did today between the parks and walking around Anaheim in general, I did about 14.5 miles total. Now, admittedly, you're doing 13.1 miles in a few hours, so you're going a bit longer than I am, but I have faith in you, you'll nail this!

    ... hey, there's a Jeff Galloway group here on Sparkpeople? WHERE?

    My cousin's doing the 1/2. I'll be out along the course in the wee morning hours cheering him and his wife on. And if I knew who to look for, I'd cheer for you, too, so here's a virtual cheer. You can do this!
    2057 days ago
    You are going to rock it! Have a great time!
    2057 days ago
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