Friday, September 25, 2009

Is this a wedding or a marathon?

Old

I'm wearing my trusty red shirt that I wore for Marathon # 1. (Hopefully this isn't bad luck?) I tried finding something new, but I really love this one. It's super light and comfortably, especially the all mesh back! And I think it'll make me pretty easy to spot.



New

My MPG skirt! Sooo comfy and passed the test of a 23-miler.



Borrowed

My girlfriend loaned me this "ActiveHold" hair elastic when we were going for a run from her place about 6 months ago. I have worn it for every single run since then and it has held up remarkably well. This thing is griptastic. Sure, I could probably go buy my own pack for about $3.99, but what's the fun in that? (Now that I think of it, I'm amazed that I haven't lost this thing yet!)



Blue

My snazzy new SPI-belt with turquoise zip. Love it!





Speaking of weddings... good friends of ours are getting married tonight! It may not be ideal to attend a wedding two nights before a marathon, but don't worry - I'll be wearing flats and drinking water! Wedding cake has carbs, right?!

We had our last pre-marathon session at clinic last night and got a great pep talk from coach. This is it. Expo tomorrow. Just 2 more sleeps. Time to get excited!

41 comments:

Heather said...

Cute post! GOOD LUCK. I am so excited to read your race report. You're going to do awesome!

Nicole said...

You're ready girl! You'll be in my thoughts on Sunday!! Marathon Redemption is YOURS!!

Mark said...

I think the shirt deserves redeemption, too! Plus, I think wedding cake (and the icing) is loaded with carbs!!! Enjoy!! I am excited for you!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LOVE IT!!! You're so ready!

Marky Mark said...

I may be unable to decide whether I'm sufficiently recovered from a bug to run myself, but I've decided that I'm clearly looking forward to your post-race blog entry. I may watch people come in at the finish line no matter what, so will look for you.

Good luck and enjoy it! And, remember, it's not about breaking four hours so just go with the flow on this, your redemption and victory lap.

Jamie said...

Love this post! Too cute! And yes, cake is definitely carbo loading :) Be sure to leave us your race number so we can "stalk" you race day! You are going to do awesome!

J said...

SO EXCITED!!!!!! Enjoy the wedding, I am sure the cake will be good for you and power you through the marathon!

Morgan said...

You are so funny! I might have to incorporate this into my marathon prep as a real wedding is nowhere in sight... LOL! GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND! YOU ARE GOING TO DO AMAZING!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You are so creative...love this post... I am so excited for you I can't stand it!!

Looks like you are READY!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

woooohoooooo.

bring it on!!

RunToTheFinish said...

haha so funny, I love the comparison and have fun tonight at the wed....then oh baby big day!!

Laura said...

I can't wait to read your race report...I'm sure it will be redemption for sure, and you'll look good while doing it!

B.o.B. said...

Giiiirl! I am super excited for you. You are going to blow that PR out of the water. Have fun at the expo and don't spend too much $ (or do! it's what the expo is ALL about.)

trialsoftraining said...

wedding cake? carbs?? Uhh YES, definitely. some pretty tasty ones too ;)

so what will be packed IN your Spi-belt?? i'm really contemplating that purchase, those things look small enough that it doesn't get annoying...

2 days!! yay!

RunningLaur said...

woooo!!
very cute post idea too! You'll be awesome!!

smallkitchenbigideas said...

Good luck!

I am looking for a little half marathon redemption this December-DNF in August-so I am especially rooting for you!

Amanda said...

Wedding cake as prerace fuel, I think you're onto something. Good luck girlie!!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Good luck!!! You are so ready for this! Enjoy the wedding and I can't wait to hear about the race recap!

X-Country2 said...

What a cute post. I'm VERY excited for you and can't wait to read all about it.

aron said...

omg i LOOOOVE this! i want to do all the somethings for my marathon next weekend :)

GOOD LUCK GIRL!!!!!!!!!! this is YOUR race!

Marky Mark said...

Does the wedding theme mean there is a party after? Are we all invited and are there speeches?

Mama said...

Love the outfit! You are soo going to rock this thing.

MCM Mama

Jocelyn said...

Congrats on your wedding...err marathon. I love it! You will rock it

Lacey Nicole said...

GOOD LUCK MARLENEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! i am soooo sooo sooo pumped for you, good luck and best of the best to you! xoxo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Too cute. Good luck on your race!! Looks like you have everything you need!

N.D. said...

haha, that's cute. GOOD LUCK! can't wait to hear all about it!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Good luck!!!! You will do awesome. I can't wait to read your race report!

ShoreTurtle said...

Good luck!

Fair Weather Runner said...

ooo i'm so excited for you. good luck, good sleeping and resting the next few days! can't wait to hear all about it.

yumke said...

I'm feeling the pre-race jitters for you. Take the time Saturday to reflect, rest and enjoy it.

Weather looks like it can be pretty good. I'd look for a tad bit cooler.

I'll be looking out for you!

joyRuN said...

Perfect!! You got what you need to kick ass!

GOOD LUCK!

chris mcpeake said...

Good luck on sunday. You are going to do great

Toni said...

Cute post! Have fun at the wedding. Good luck on your marathon!

unathleticrunner said...

I compared running a marathon to prom this week as my crew began the decent for the Akron Marathon. Nails, hair, tanning---all for the sake of good pics!

unathleticrunner said...

I compared running a marathon to prom this week as my crew began the decent for the Akron Marathon. Nails, hair, tanning---all for the sake of good pics!

Megan said...

Hilarious post! I love it. Good luck, you will do great!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yay good luck and can't wait for that race report. Going to live vicariously through you!

Katie said...

What a creative post, I love it!!! All this means you are going to have great luck :)
"Griptastic"... I am going to have to use that one :)
And I love the skirt... you look so hot in it :) I am going to have to go get one of those.
You're going to do GREAT!!!

Denise said...

cute post!! Marlene, wishing you BEST of luck this weekend. You are so ready and will rock the marathon. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Lauren said...

You're so gonna rock that race! Love your SPIbelt! I have the plain black one, but I love it, doesn't bounce, at. all!

Lauren
http://www.teamgiles.com

Irish Cream said...

LOVE this post! You are too cute! And by the way, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those hairbands! They are seriously the best.