Super super good week!! And in less than 34 hours I will partake in my first 1/2 marathon. Super stoked!! Picked up my race packet today and got a few goodies (although very few were free...sighhhh..ahhh..it's cool!).
first we picked up our bibs, shoe tag, and bag
then we picked up our shirts...
then I picked up some real cool head bands that I've heard are all the rage
I'm gonna wear the purple one (on the right) cuz it will match my shirt. I am opting not to wear the 1/2 marathon shirt they provided because I really don't think it's gonna fit. I ordered my current shirt size but they look like they run small. And I haven't lost as many inches as I had anticipated so I won't feel as comfy as I'd like for the walk/jog. And honestly when it comes to clothes I've got to be comfortable.
I was going to purchase some yarbuds, went as far as to get fitted for them but it didn't work out. they kept falling out and why spend 20 bucks on something that won't stay in?!? So if you are considering purchasing them I would advice that you go where they sell them so that you can try them out first. And I'll be honest, I didn't think that they were all that comfortable....
While at the expo we walked around and saw some wonderful gadgets on display. It's amazing how many items are on sale for runners. There were also a lot of booths with information on other marathons nationwide. We were able to pick up some brochures for a Nashville Marathon and Disney marathons. My friend and I would like to do the Princess 1/2 Marathon at Disney...we want to feel like princesses even if it's only for one day...Ok..I really want to wear the tiara is all!!
This is the longest I have ever worked towards something personal (other than college). Sunday after the race, it will be the 2nd thing that I have ever started and finished (gosh I hope I am not jinxing myself!!). The 1st was my college education (took me 15 years but I still finished it on my own, no help from anyone other than student loans). I REALLY feel like this is my year, like things are finally clicking in the noggin. I finally feel like it's ok not to have changes RIGHT THIS MINUTE! That it's ok if I side step; it doesn't mean I've failed. I also realize that it doesn't matter what "others" think; it's what matters to me. What an amazing feeling to realize that I MATTER. I wouldn't change the past-I wouldn't be who I am if I did. But I can't stay that person because there are tools available for me to reach MY "ultimate" being.