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Thursday, March 24, 2011

w00t! It's Finally Here!!!

Yay! This Sunday, March 27, I will be running in my first half marathon ever! I'm soooo excited! I'm glad that I chose this half marathon as my first b/c this race series just seems like a lot of fun. There are bands every few miles along the course that are playing...and I LOVE music!

I've got a couple of awesome running partners that have been training with me. It's actually the first half for all 3 of us. My BIL Danny and my friend Positive A will be by my side during the run. 

My husband and my oldest son will at the race to cheer me on. We are leaving my youngest with his mimi, b/c he's only 2 1/2, and I don't think he will stay well behaved for that long. I'm planning on making my son a shirt that says something silly along the lines of...'My mommy ran 13.1 miles today, what did yours do?'. My friend, Casey, may be going as well and a co-worker will be there cheering on a few of us!

Unfortunately, I've injured my hip. I'm pretty sure it's a hip flexor strain, but it's been hurting for about 3 weeks, and hasn't gotten a ton better yet. I've been taking Motrin, Tylenol & Aleve, with minimal relief...but nothing is going to stop me from running the race! I can see the medal already...

Tomorrow Positive A and I are going to the expo to pick up our packets. I'm excited about the expo! We will see my good friend, Casey there. She'll be working the runningskirts booth. After the expo, we are going to drive the course, just to familiarize ourselves with it, and then pick up some lunch! 

I plan to take lots of pictures at the expo, and on race day. Stay tuned for a recap! I'll probably break it down into at least 2 posts, but maybe 3. I'm thinking about doing an expo post, a race post, and an after party post!

Wish me luck! I sure hope my hip lets me run! Happy running!

How many of my followers are running RnR Dallas?


  1. I'm so excited! I'm pretty sure I'll be there cheering you on Sunday! I can't wait to read your recaps! Hmm maybe I will make a big sign for you

  2. Woo-hoo! a big sign!!! I hope you can make it!

  3. I think I'll go get supplies tonight for the sign!!!

  4. i'm so excited for you!!!! i cannot wait to hear thaat you did it!!! i wish i could be there with my colley boy and miggy cheering you on...but i'll be cheering you on here in NY! whoot whoot!!! btw...colley's shirt sounds soooo cute!!!! i wanna see pics of it!

  5. I've heard that race is SO fun and I LOVE music too!! I wish I was running, but Ha...I'm a newbie and guess I can set my goals for it next year?! Let us all know how it goes!

  6. As you know I'm running - and will be sending good thoughts your way all morning re: the hip. Don't feel like re-typing, but if you want to try to meet up before or after, I put my bib # and outfit in my last post. You're gonna do awesome! Just remember to relax and prep your mind & body well this weekend - treat yourself right and the race will go great! :o)

  7. My sister-in-law and I are running the RnR Dallas, but we are going to the Expo on Sat. What corral are you in? Check out my blog and let me know. Maybe we can do a meet up of some kind race morning?

  8. Good luck girl! I'm excited for you!

  9. Good luck! I went to the Expo and picked up my race packet at lunch. I am excited for all of us "first-timers". Enjoy!!!


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