I woke up this morning after a pretty restless night. I just couldn’t get comfortable. I am not sure if it was the excitement of the race or what, but I just couldn’t fall asleep! I hate it when you want and need to go to sleep so badly, and then you just can’t! The worst! I woke up this morning at 5:15am, rearing to go! I made myself another Amazing Grass drink. This one was chocolate, and it wasn’t as exciting because I didn’t have it in a fancy glass with ice. It was a green monster on the go!
I went down to the hotel breakfast buffet and there were lots of people eating and getting ready for the race! I had an English muffin, with barney butter topped with bananas! The perfect pre-race meal! I love pb and bananas! I got a muffin too, but didn’t eat it. It definitely hits the spot. I wasn’t very hungry, but I ate it all because I needed the fuel for the big race!
I got dressed and ready to go and was excited to hit the pavement. I looked out the window and……..TORNTIAL DOWNPOUR! It was lightening and everything! I checked the freaking weather all week and there was NO mention of rain. Every race I run in, it rains! Boo to that! And I didn’t pack any of my rain gear with me so that totally sucked. I had to swipe a trash bag from the hotel, but it kept me pretty dry while I waited. The rain was freezing. It was so cold. People we literally shaking standing in line!
At the starting line waiting to start the race!
To be continued.
I know I had a quickie little post last night about going to bed, but before I hit the sack, I had a little cocktail action while watching Gran Torino with Boyf. I made myself a Amazing Grass Green Super food cocktail. It hit the spot! I felt so classy drinking my green drink in a nice glass with ice! Definitely a high class green monster!
While I had my green cocktail, Boyf helped himself to a Dogfishead IPA brewski, or two! We realized after he got himself a six pack that we had no way of opening the beers! So Boyf got resourceful and used the handled on the handle of the set of drawers in the room!
We are a classy bunch!
Race recap is on its way!!
Heading to bed. Big race in the a.m. I am excited!
Today started out innocently enough. I wanted to get some socks at the Expo. I don’t have any real ‘running’ socks, and these were all they had so I figured I would try them out.
I was excited to see Gracie’s Gear at the expo today! I have been wanting to get some products from Gracie’s for a while now, since I have been reading so much great stuff about it in the blog world! I got to meet Gracie and she is so cute and sweet and very pregnant! I loved chatting with her. I decided to get a teal bra, the black/pink tank top and a pair of capri’s. They are all so cute and comfortable. I can’t wait to use them! I have been running for a while, and have signed up for all these races, but I don’t have a lot of real running gear. I love stocking up on awesome stuff at these expos!
We stopped in the Annapolis Running Shop while downtown today. I had to get a shirt to represent. I love the back of the shirt. Ha-ha. ARS = Annapolis Running Shop. I had quite the time deciding between colors, but I like the green and yellow combination!
I got these two pieces of jewelry. I love the earrings! They are so much fun. I also got the ‘Love’ necklace, since it’s in the shape of the Philadelphia ‘Love Park’ statue! Just some fun necklace and earrings!
I picked up these OKA b. flip flops. The color is called Pineapple! I love it. They are SUPER comfortable. Me likey!
We picked up a little treat for Jackson at The Black Dog. I hope he likes it! We miss being away from him this weekend, so we couldn’t come home to him empty-handed!
I also saw this shirt and thought it was freakin’ hilarious! I bought it for Boyf. He likes it a lot!
So, I bought a fair amount of stuff, but there was ALOT more I could have bought but didn’t. I figure when you are travelling, the shopping is part of the trip! I will probably by more stuff tomorrow!