Saturday, May 21, 2011

Caught Up in the Rapture

I didn't know if I should blog or not today, being that the end of the world is upon us and all.

As I write this at 9:48 est, CNN is reporting that the world is still in existence, so here you go.

Speaking of hell...

Emily and I were on the first flight out of Atlanta yesterday morning. If you've ever flown into PHL International, then you've got a pretty good idea of what the 9th circle looks like.



We landed around 10:30, then drove straight to Center City to pick up my race number at the ODDyssey Expo.



It's a smaller race, so it wasn't much of an expo. There were just a few informational tables set-up and one running store was there selling clothes and running gear. It looks like there's slightly under 2,000 runners registered. I didn't mind since I was able to get in and out really quick.

Later in the day I stopped at a craft store to pick up supplies for my costume. Tulle and glitter will also be involved. Any guesses about what I'm going to be?
 



My motto for tomorrow.... "It is what it is." I'll do the best I can on my current training base (not the stuff PR's are made of) and not get too anxious about it. You can't be in top notch racing shape year-round, so I might as well have fun with it. I'm excited I'll get to meet Lil Runner tomorrow too!
 
We spent today relaxing at Long Beach Island with my parents. Emily made a new friend at the beach.




I just ate my standard pre-race dinner, a small salad and a couple slices of cheese pizza. Now it's off to sleep. The race starts at 7 am, which means a 4 am wake-up call.

Hope y'all are enjoying your doomsday. Mine was pretty nice.

12 comments:

  1. I saw the costume supplies photo and I immediately thought "black swan."

    I don't know if I'm even slightly close and I'm really not sure why that was my first thought, lol

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! The beach yesterday was probably perfect. That looks so fun. Your costume was amazing and it was so nice to meet you! I can't believe you had to get up at 4am and that your pre-race dinner is pizza. I can't do dairy the day before a race or I am on the toilet the rest of the day post race. Great job today!

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  3. Hope you've had a good race! The beach looks nice, and it looks sunny there! We've had almost nothing but clouds and rain for over a week. Emily looks like she's getting really big in those pictures.

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  4. Good luck. I can't wait for the race report and for pictures of your costume!

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  5. I love Phila and I love LBI. Can't wait to hear how your day went!!

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  6. Can't wait to see how it goes!

    I thought some sort of black bird as well!

    The beach looks AMAZING!! (;

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  7. I hope the race went great! Thanks for all your encouragement about my race this weekend. And yup, I had a great " doomsday" :-)

    Emily is just so gosh darn cute!

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  8. You got it MrsQ. There's nothing a glue gun can't do :)

    I'm so glad to hear it went well Lisa. You worked hard to get there. Can't wait to read the full recap.

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  9. I'm not a nig pasta fan, but I could eat pizza for every meal and never get tired of it. I agree with your caution on the dairy though....I had a Diary Queen blizard before a big race once. Never, ever again.

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  10. I left a post on my blog about your shower at the Brownstone. You need to do a salacious post about how it was. What was it like? I'm sure it was professional and nice though. That was a great fun fact.

    Those of y'all who run in costumes...that is awesome!

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  11. Hey there! I just want to concur that PHL is the 9th circle of hell. My husband HATES flying into that airport.

    Also - your costume was fabulous!!

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  12. Oh my gosh!!! The beach yesterday was probably perfect. That looks so fun. Your costume was amazing and it was so nice to meet you! I can't believe you had to get up at 4am and that your pre-race dinner is pizza. I can't do dairy the day before a race or I am on the toilet the rest of the day post race. Great job today!

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