Friday, October 18, 2013

Two days to go! And my favorite day!

In less than 48 hours I will be toeing the line at my second marathon. I am so excited to spend a weekend away with these lovely ladies.

Bond Brook Tread Fest - October 2012 (photo credit - Jen's Dad)

I am happy to report that my hip is doing much better. I'd say it is at least at 95%. I don't have any discomfort when walking and only feel a little niggle if I think about it. With two more days of rest I'm hoping to go in close to 100%. Phew, that was a close one.

And today is one of my favorite days of the year - my birthday! I think this is kind of amusing now since we don't have parties or anything. More often than not, I purchase my own present. No surprises here. That tends to happen when you are in charge of the checkbook. Yesterday I headed to Maine Running Company to pick up some Shot Bloks and Body Glide and couldn't resist picking up this Nathan fuel belt. I made sure to thank my husband for my present when he got home.

It matches my Mizuno Wave Sayonaras perfectly! I'm going to break a rule of racing by wearing it for the first time on Sunday, but at least I can opt to get rid of it when we go through a relay exchange if it annoys me. I'm thinking it will be fine, but does anyone else use this belt?

My race outfit is finally complete.

C9 tank, Spandits! capris, Zensah arm sleeves, Mizuno Wave Sayonara, Nike visor, Nathan fuel belt

I might breaking that don't wear anything new of race day again because while I like my tank, I really want to pick up a Crow Athletics tank at the expo. I hope they save me one.

This is my first race as a member and it would just look badass with my skull Spandits!


  1. I love that tank! Well, both of them, actually. lol But I meant the one in your race outfit picture. I would freeze in that this time of year. But I am a wimp, I hate to be cold. Good luck this weekend and kick some butt!!

    1. It's supposed to be in the mid-50s. I'm sure I'll be stripping off the arm sleeves within the first couple of miles!

  2. Hmmm......I want that tank too.... So should I wear a tank as well? Pink or Black? Remember to toss me your sleeves when I see you at the 2nd exchange. ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  3. I love the Crow shirt too...hmmmm, I see a theme here. I like the Bad Ass Crow Chicks saying too. I will head home to pack up tonight. I'm nervous but excited! Happy birthday Carrie!!!

  4. That's nice that you have such good friends supporting each other! Hope you all did great!


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