Workout: 5 miles, 10:50 average, Pace Gloves
I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in the U.S. not watching the basketball game right now. In fact, I didn't even know there was a basketball game on until I heard about it on the radio while on my way to the expo. I did hear some yelling and screaming coming from, like, all my neighbors when I was walking Bailey, though. SPOILER ALERT: something exciting obviously happened.
Going to the expo during the game was a really good choice. I'm pretty anti-expo (too much squealing and jazz hands for this gal), but I was able to get in and out of there in roughly five minutes. I even bought a t-shirt!
It says 40th Mayor's Marathon. And it's got a picture of the sun for the solstice. And a mountain because, duh. We really need to talk about those shorts sometime because I lurrrve them. Moving Comfort momentum shorts. They should probably give me money for saying that.
I'm pretty sure runners get a cotton shirt at the race finish, but I read somewhere that by the time middle-to-back-of-the-pack marathoners finish, they're usually out of all the normal sizes (lame!). Plus, my mom picked up a long-sleeve tech shirt for me my first time around and we've been inseparable ever since.
An excuse to post hiking pictures?! Don't mind if I do! Hanging Valley, summer 2009.
The shirt says ALASKA: Land of the Midnight Run. O'Malley Peak, summer 2009.
They were selling a short-sleeve neon green version of my ALASKA shirt, but that was just a bit much for me. I settled on what ended up being a shirt almost the exact same color as the one I already have. But hey, at least it's not purple!
As for my free swag, here's the first picture:
And the second picture:
Oh, wait, there isn't another picture because that's it. It was definitely less than I was expecting, but I don't race for the swag anyway. I just thought it was funny.
As you can see, I'm runner 638. I'll probably end up posting a quick "OMG I FINISHED/FAILED/DIED" blurb before the results go up, but if not and you've got nothing better to do on a Saturday night, by all means, look me up! You can also use it to figure out my super awesome last name.
Fortunately, the chip timer thing is IN the bib this year so I don't have to worry about forgetting it again. I ALSO found out that they use gun times and not chip times as official times DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE'RE ALL USING CHIP TIMERS. That makes no sense and also makes me a little mad. But whatever. I'll just pretend I didn't cross the starting line until an hour after the gun goes off.
Tomorrow is my very last run (3 miles) before the race! I think I'm going to wear my new shirt. Is that bad juju? I've seen TONS of people wear race shirts on race day, which I think is really bizarre, so I'm going to go ahead and say this is okay. Send a runner emergency squad if I'm wrong about this.
- Can I wear my new shirt before the race? Do you ever do this?
- What kind of swag usually comes with a race entry? I can't remember.