Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Day Before

It is one short sleep before the VCM!  Today in Burlington the city was crowded with runners!  Church Street was packed and the atmosphere was so much fun.  I went to the Expo 3 times. Once last night to get my stuff and then with each of my kids to pick up their stuff. I love doing a race near home where you run into so many people you know.  A lot of people are going to watch tomorrow who aren't runners.  The marathon really brings the city alive. I have heard before how many spectators  runners bring and it is a huge number overall.  After the Expo or maybe it was inbetween appearances we started carbo loading at lunch!  Jameson is a bit nervous for his first marathon but once he hit the Expo the excitement started to build. Emily had the added bonus of running into many people she hadn't seen in a long time.  

I used Runner's World calculator to figure out the pace of my four goals.  The first two - especially the first - made me gasp!  We shall see!  Non time goals are:
Don't go out too fast!
Save some for the end!
Be consistent!
Have fun!
Have lots of fun!
Have some more fun!

I have been agonizing over my outfit. After letting people know what I am wearing I am still changing things.  I have settled on my NEW black running skirt that I got at the Expo (Wow are those things comfy and the little Ipod pocket and another pocket for shot blocks!) I don't need to wear a belt! I am wearing a yellow shirt and a pink hat.  I AM ALL SET!  I do not need to think about it anymore!  (I am writing this for me, not you.) 

Here are some pics of Expo buys and the family being foolish at the Expo.
Very comfy Saucony shirt 40% off!

Very comfy bright orange Nike shirt! 50% off

Bright Aisics 50% off Can you see I like bright?

The race tech tee, I think it is ugly, J liked it, Em agreed with me, maybe too mannish
But there was a great string bag!

The fam growling - why you might ask?  
Mentally preparing to be tough or 
being just plain silly?

J extends his monster arms and takes a picture from on high. We love these.

We are a strange and different family!

I am waiting for the kids to get here so I can hit the sack and get up and race!


LMC said...

1000 cheers for strange and different!! Hope you guys each have a great race and lots of fun! Good luck!!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Bright colors are good so that drivers see you on the road, too. Have fun and run strong!

Tricia said...

so excited for you. have fun!

HappyTrails said...

Enjoy your day tomorrow and savor the moment with your family. Run strong!

Anonymous said...

what a happy family! expos can be great deals; good to see you found some winners

Monica said...

very excited to hear about your upcoming race. have fun!!

Beautiful Family!!

Christina said...

The race t-shirt needs to be of a different color - a more gender-neutral color like white. I like the logo design, but the color is too manly.

Sarah K said...

Have a great run!

Jill said...

Some great pick ups at the expo!! Have a great race and remember, have fun!! :)

Amy said...

I love the pictures of you and your kids! Sounds like you are all set - have a GREAT time!!!


Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Johann said...

Great family time, very special! Good luck!

Teamarcia said...

You are all so much fun! Great expo scores! Have the best time--can't wait to hear all about it!

Unknown said...

I love those pictures from up high! Such long arms! I also like those shirts, even the mannish one...the gray is interesting though!
I hope the race was lots of fun, can't wait to hear about it!

Julie said...

Oh, I love all of your new running clothes:) The pictures are fun to look at....what a good looking family:)

I hope that your race goes well...lots of luck from Minnesota!

I would start to look for your package on was sent out a little later than I wanted. It was mailed out on Friday:)

misszippy said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

I like the shirt, actually. It's unique.

Black Knight said...

Black running skirt: are you ready for the Black Knight Army? Good luck on the race. Very nice pics.

Michelle said...

Great pictures - love the one of you and your kids.

It looks like the 30 is right across the chest area and I would have to agree with you. One of my shirts has "2010" in large print right across the chest and I refuse to wear it b/c it looks hideous!

Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Anne said...

I can't wait to hear how it went!! But, you certainly had the recipe for a great time :)

Lindsay said...

hope the race went well! those monster arms pictures make you look so tiny!! :)