(posted by Kerry)
Today was a craptastic day at work, hence the no posting all day. Sorry. Luckily I had the race expo and packet pick up to look forward to tonight.
|What's up with the super annoying blue light?|
I love going to pick up my packet. It gets me really excited to run.
|Don't I look super excited?|
The packet pick up was at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex which is this ginormous sports complex on Disney property.
The last race I did at Disney, the packet pick up was a nightmare because they had the packets and the expo in the same building, along with 15,000 women - it was ridonkulous. This time they got smart and split it out amongst two buildings. We also went at a weird time, so there was no one there in line. Either that or Hubs and I are one team out of three running the relay.
After getting our race gear we had to head over to the expo building to get our goodie bag. Race goodie bags are exciting. The shirt, the ads, the free stuff, the safety pins - all exciting to me. I couldn't wait to dig in, but first we spent some time putzing around the expo. I found a funny shirt.
So true. After a half marathon I can barely walk the next day. It's sad. I just waddle around and moan. I think I'll be OK after tomorrow though. It's only 8.3 miles. I did 7 last week with no pain, so I should be good. I hope.
super nutritious delicious dinner at Moe's, we got home and I broke into my loot. It was OK. Free Koozie (I totally love Koozies), free Clif Shot Bloks (my drug of choice tomorrow night is Watermelon flavored Gu Chomps, yum), safety pins, a $10 gift card to Disney (which is worth gold cuz it's Epcot Food and Wine Festival time!) and our relay baton this year is super cute...
It's a little tiny rolling pin. How cute is that? Way better than the cheapo flashlights they gave us last year.
And here it is, lucky number 21,864.
I'm feeling lucky and excited now. AND, for the cherry on top, we have a COLD front blowing through tonight. The high tomorrow is only supposed to be 84 (that's a cold front for us, today it was 93), with lows in the 60's tomorrow night. I might have to wear sleeves! Kidding. Thank you Mother Nature!
I'll be back one more time before tomorrow night's race (hopefully). If not, I'm lugging my camera with me at the race so get ready for some primo race photography!