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:
This shirt became available and trumps everything including going bare chested:
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.
And, the cherry on the top is this necklace I got from Ann at Sporty Girl. This is my good luck charm!
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:
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.
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,
PS: Don’t forget my Running on Empty book giveaway.