Saturday, June 02, 2007

Race eve


SAN DIEGO -- Sarah and I went to the Expo right after we arrived Friday and settled in.
This is the first time that I've ever really spent hours and hours at an expo. My first for White Rock, I went with two other editors before our afternoon meeting, so it was really just packet pickup and trying some awful power drinks...yuck.
For Austin, the lines were so long for packet pickup and we stood so long, MotownRunnerGirl and I really weren't into it.
This one, well, it ROCKED, no pun intended.
I was glad to see Sarah's eyes light up when we hit the San Diego Convention Center. She's been great all week with my certifiable excitement. I seriously have had a pogo stick up my ass with excitement, people. I know I am probably very irritating right now, but hey, can't help it.

I am so glad she is here with me. She promised to run with me and we have a pact that one or the other would drag the other over the finish line if we had to.
We'll finish. She says it won't be pretty, but I think the fact that we're here is more than beautiful.
It's funny and amazing that we're doing this together after years of me spectating and cheering her on. I was, um, a couch potato, an award-winning one, about eight months and 30 pounds ago : |
So here's some pics of my teammates and I from the DFW Metro Running Team who will be participating in the RNR tomorrow.

The excitement will only get worse today, I'm sure, as our pasta party is at 1 Pacific ... Lots of Go Team!

I can't forget my mentor, Maria, who couldn't make this trip. I wish she were here, but I totally understand. She's begun her training and fundraising for the Nike Women's Marathon in October. She's awesome.
Speaking of fundraising, did I mention I raised $700 over my minimum goal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?!
The depth of giving from my family, friends, and colleagues was and is incredible. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

P.S. You can monitor my run at rnrmarathon.com. My bib number is 19576 and you can see what my time was the 10K, half, 21 and finish.

4 comments:

MotownRunnerGirl said...

go team!!!!

Amy said...

I am excited for you. The enthusiasm is contagious. Go Team!!!

Ken said...

I love those sunglasses, good luck...

TNT Coach Ken

Amy said...

Uh, Coach Ken, I think the race was yesterday.......... Maybe you meant good luck on the recovery. And Liz, details?