Friday, April 15, 2011

Shipping Off

bostonmarathon1

{source}

This is the post when I say “See you in Boston.” I won’t get all mushy, and certainly no need to go over the journey of how I got to this place because I’ve already rammed that down your throats repeatedly since October.

There was the pussy posse, the pussy pick-up, licking myself like a cat, crying on the PT table, my first eight minute run, lots of wine, lots of whine…and now a plane trip tomorrow morning to the start line of this journey.

Who am I kidding? I started the journey a long time ago. The marathon itself will just be the big exclamation point on the whole thing.

Here’s hoping two things: 1. My hip stays safe and, 2. I don’t crap my pretty skirt (but that would make for a good story).

Alert! I’ve made an outfit change for race day. While I adore this Athleta shirt:

muscletank

This shirt became available and trumps everything including going bare chested:

P1090555

P1090556

It’s an Alo tech shirt. I had them printed up at a local place. Ken and Sam have grey ones with an orange logo. I also had a cool hoodie made and some sweats that say “Shut Up and Run” on the ass because my ass is a central theme of this blog.

It looks good with this skirt, too.

swaggerskort

And, the cherry on the top is this necklace I got from Ann at Sporty Girl. This is my good luck charm!

P1090573

I know!! So cool. I’ll be doing a giveaway from Sporty Girl when I get back .

I am packing. I will carry-on a special bag with the essentials: shoes, outfit, paperwork, Garmin, etc. And a few other select items:

P1090564

Nail polish to match my skirt, earplugs (a must for me when I travel), SUAR stickers in case the TSA guys want one, magazines for the plane, sticky letters for my shirt on race day so the drunk college boys can yell for me, and anti-anxiety meds for the flight. It’s either that or crack.

P1090561

Now for the ugly stuff. U–G-L-Y, no alibi.  Throwaway blanket, jacket and sweats for race morning. Pool raft from Target to sit on while at Athlete’s village. My doc recommended this because the ground can be so cold and hard while you wait.

So, here I go. I’m Shipping off to Boston! Say a prayer, send a good vibe or just fart in my honor.

More from Beantown,

SUAR

PS: Don’t forget my Running on Empty book giveaway.

123 comments:

  1. Good Luck!!!!!!! That race pic just made the hair stand up on my arms! So exciting:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah! So excited for you!
    Have a wonderful time and kick some butt please!
    :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wishing you the best race ever! Good luck! You will be amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Soooo excited for you....can't wait to read your (sure to be hilarious and memorable) race report!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'll be thinking about you on race day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Have a great day out there! Please test out how a fart sounds on the raft once inflated.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You're right...this is the topping to a long journey. Safe travels and good running, friend!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good luck and more importantly, have fun! can't wait to hear more about it.
    ps-is the blanket a throw away, or the shirt and pants too? i'm confused. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Michele - all throw away. So if you want it, just come to near the start line. Should be easy to find.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good luck & have a great run!!! I'll be there too, running...And if I see you in the Athlete's Village, I'm sitting on your raft, lol! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soo incredible excited for you! I am sooo happy that you are going. This road to recovery has been so filled with ups and downs. You go, eat up that crowd, all 26.2 baby!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Enjoy your big day, Beth! You have certainly earned this. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Good luck. Green with envy here. You have earned the right to tear the course up.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Good luck! I hope to see you around Mile 19, I'll be passing out Swedish fish.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Safe travels! Good luck! Have fun! and Be SMART!

    P.S. I still hate you for punking me.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'll be following on the net very excited for all of you...

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the shirt! Have a super awesome time in "the boston"!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I hope to see you in Boston so I can give out a big loud cheer! I will have my SUAR sticker on my body somewhere. I should be around mile 23 or 24.

    Best of luck!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Good luck. Hope I see you in Boston.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I was going to ask if you were doing anything this weekend. (Ha!) Good luck. We'll all be thinking about you as you kick this marathon's ass. (And in a cute outfit, even.)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is going to be so awesome! I can't wait to get tracking alerts for you on Monday!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Good luck! This is so exciting!

    I'm going to post my one and only Boston Marathon experience on race day in your honor...but it has not one stinkin' thing to do with running. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Good luck Beth! Enjoy every minute! Can't wait to read all about it :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. You're going to have the BEST time! Can't wait to hear all about it--I know we'll get the most colorful Boston review right here! Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Best of Luck to you, Hope everything goes YOUR way:) !!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Good luck! I'll be thinking of you! :) I can't wait to hear about it and you will look so pretty - LOVE the outfit! :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Best wishes for a fantastic run!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm not sure when you're getting to Boston, but you may be interested to know that Christopher McDougall (Born to Run) is speaking at the BPL on Saturday afternoon: http://www.bpl.org/news/author_series.htm

    ReplyDelete
  29. Soak it up Lady!!! You deserve every minute of it! I will be thinking of all you Boston runners and dreaming of toeing the line, maybe one day when I am not ready to Pop!! Maybe I will be watching Boston in the delivery room?? Enough about me! Can't wait to hear all about it Enjoy your self!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Awesome shirt! Good luck in Boston!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I knew you were going to put that song on. Awesome! You will be amazing because you are and we wouldn't expect anything less than amazing from you. Can't wait to read all about it! Run strong.

    ReplyDelete
  32. That's one of my favorite songs on my playlist - ENJOY EVERY SECOND!! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it. Love those shirts you had made up. You should sell them. I would buy one and wear it like every day. Really sincerely so excited for you. :-) <3

    ReplyDelete
  34. HAVE A GREAT RACE!!!!!! SO proud of you! XO

    ReplyDelete
  35. Rock on!!! Going to try to find a live feed online on Monday. Enjoy every minute!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. lots of thoughts for you on Monday. You've worked hard. enjoy the experience

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love the shirt! Good luck and enjoy the race.

    ReplyDelete
  38. YAY! So excited for you! Have a fantastic run!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Good luck! and have so much fun! you made it to the race--i’ve loved following your journey. kick some boston ass.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Good luck! Hope that it's a blast. For all of your hard work, you will rock it!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wishing you a fabulous day! Enjoy every moment!

    ReplyDelete
  42. what an awesome exclamation point it will be.
    Does the raft match your cute outfit or the ugly throwaway stuff? either way, your ass will be dry and that, as they say, is all that matters.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Good luck!!! Can hardly wait to read about your experience.

    ReplyDelete
  44. The perfect outfit! Have a great time and enjoy the moment - can't wait to hear all about it :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. Best of luck SUAR! Saw your mention in RW, so cool! Safe travels here and I hope you have an excellent race.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Look at you with your sighting of sources and an official blog tshirt!

    I am beyond jealous that you are going to be there. Please, experience it for all of us who have not yet earned the right to be there. Enjoy every moment, please.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Here is hoping you kick butt in your adorable outfit.

    ReplyDelete
  48. When I lived in Boston, I used to watch the finish line from The Pru observation deck, and the long river of runners in the distance~spectacular!! The Boston will be even better with YOU running in it. Oh, and Happy Patriots Day :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Good Luck!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Good luck SUAR!!!! You are gonna ROCK Boston and look so cute doing it!!! I will be at mile 20 (Heartbreak Hill) cheering on all my peeps in the blogospere, including you!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Ahhh, leave the Garmin at home, Beth - just go and have fun!!

    The outfit is perfect, loving the colors!

    Now get out of here and get to Boston for crying out loud!!!

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  52. soooo sooo sooo excited for you!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Good luck!!! You're going to do great, we'll all be cheering for you!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Looks like you're all set! Beantown won't know what hit it.

    ReplyDelete
  55. GOOD LUCK BETH! I'm so glad your a$$ is still the central theme of this post and not lil-o-Boston! ;) I met fabulous, awesome EMZ yesterday, so when you two mee--we will have a connection!!

    It's okay to shart yourself too!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Love that shirt!!!! Safe travels to you and ENJOY this! That is the most important!
    Congrats on making it there and not giving up! So happy for you, really.
    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Have a Safe trip!! SO SMART to bring your race essentials as a carry on - seriously, brilliant. No risk of lost luggage here, this chick is on top of her game :)

    GOOD LUCK in Beantown - you certain don't ned it, and if anything that kickass race outfit will be motivation enough to show off your skills, but it's what everyone is saying. Cannot wait to hear some reports, and will be thinking of you all along the way!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Farts and strength and safety all your way!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Oh, wow! Good Luck seems so unsufficient at this moment. You are far more fortunate than anything luck could provide. Good Providence and God Speed. Heavy on the SPEED (without damage to the hip, of course).

    Be well, rock hard and kick ass!!!!

    Please forgive my ignorance, but why the pool raft? What's runners' village like?

    ReplyDelete
  60. Sabrina - apparently you are there forever and the ground can be wet and cold. My doc suggested bringing a deflated pool raft to sit on while waiting for the start.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'm so excited for you. Have a great time!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love the shirt and GOOD LUCK!!!! Enjoy every moment!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I just found your blog a few days ago and I love it! Good luck in Boston! I BQed in Feb. so I hope to be there next year...

    ReplyDelete
  64. Wow so excited for you!!!! good luck..can't wait to hear!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Can't wait to read the recap. I know you will do incredible!

    This may be a newbie question...but what is the pool raft needed for?

    ReplyDelete
  66. Smooth sailing! Have a great time, and remember that you already run, the rest is just gravy.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Go Beth Go! Love the outfit. You're gonna rock. Can't wait for the Boston updates. Travel safe.

    ReplyDelete
  68. What an exciting time for you! You totally deserve it after EVERYTHING you've gone through. Enjoy every moment! Love the blog!
    Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  69. Safe travels and happy running.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Good luck Beth, it's going to be great!
    The shirt is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  71. freaking love this.

    see
    you
    soon!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Andrea - pool raft is for waiting at the start line. Something to sit on other than the cold, hard ground!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I wish you soo much luck, you will do great! May the wind be at your back!

    ReplyDelete
  74. LUCK!! And sitting on the cheap pool raft is a great idea...

    ReplyDelete
  75. GOOD LUCK!! Love the outfit, you rock, Girl!!

    ReplyDelete
  76. Love the shirt! Enjoy every minute of it - you deserve it!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy the journey!!

    Can't wait to read the recap.

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'm farting with great gusto!
    Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Don't forget to have the time of your life! And remember, at least you're not this guy: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/lifestyle/119938159.html

    ReplyDelete
  80. i love the new shirt! and i'm trying to go to happy hour. is the party going to be over at 7? that might be around what time i get there.

    also: that song is my alarm to wake up to in the morning and has been for years <3

    ReplyDelete
  81. You're bringing the kids, right? I am so looking forward to hearing the whole story... from when you leave the house until you've unpacked... the WHOLE story... because we all know there will be A fantastic story!

    Love to you, SUAR! And strength and power! You rock!

    How do you say "you rock" en français? Tu roc. Doesn't look right...

    ReplyDelete
  82. WooHoo you are off! Enjoy every freaking second of it. Love the outfit. I'll be cowbelling like crazy from my perch here in Chi-town.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Good luck!!! Been reading your whole injury to Boston journey - so inspiring! Do your best, have fun, and take some photos in that outfit :-) Have a great time!

    ReplyDelete
  84. love your shirt and good luck in boston!!

    ReplyDelete
  85. I am so excited for you! I got chills reading your post. Can't wait to hear all about it!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Be well, keep safe...have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  87. best of luck girlfriend! ill be watching from afar!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  88. Major well wishes coming from me! Have a great time!!!

    ReplyDelete
  89. All day I've been waiting to see someone reference this Drop Kick Murphy's song. Fighters come out to it all the time in mixed martial arts. That's what you are too, Beth. A fighter. Best wishes.

    ReplyDelete
  90. You are awesome and you will kick ASS!! You already know what to do so have an amazing time!!

    ReplyDelete
  91. Have a great run, and enjoy every single minute of it - you earned this!!!

    ReplyDelete
  92. Hope you have an awesome race!

    The floaty for a seat = awesome idea!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Have a great time Beth! Enjoy every minute.

    ReplyDelete
  94. You'll be great! Great quote in Runner's World. When I read it, I totally felt like, "Hey, I know her!"...even though I only blog know you.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Love the outfit! Good luck in Boston!!

    ReplyDelete
  96. You're going to kill it at Boston...or it's going to kill you...my money's on you being the ass kicker.
    I'd like to chat with you upon your return re.coaching. Big pain in the ass sciatic nerve stuff going on, but still pushing for a May half mary.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Awesome! Have a safe trip and can't wait to track how all of you are doing on Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Good luck Beth! Hope you enjoy the race and all the festivities.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Remember when I BQ'd I had SUAR on the back of my shirt? And, it worked. Just think the power you will have by having real SUAR Mojo coursing through your vains. Have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Here is a little race day poem for you, May the road before you be smooth and paved with encouragement, may determination be at your back pushing you forward, and may the sharts stay out of your skorts---Godspeed Beth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  101. WOW, I don't even know you and I'm so excited for you!!! Enjoy the run and good luck!!!

    ReplyDelete
  102. Wishing you the best! And looking forward to hearing about the experience. :)

    ReplyDelete
  103. So. Freakin. AWESOME!!!!!! Best to you; take it all in...maybe a happy ugly cry pic. Too cool!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I totally just ripped one for you!! (okay I didn't really) Good luck and may the hip be strong!

    ReplyDelete