- The final taper run is in the books. (3 mi - 8:40 pace - and I was just getting warmed up!) The bags are packed and loaded into the car. (Notice I said bag(s) because you know I wasn't about to chance my precious running gear in my checked suitcase; carry on only!) Picked up breakfast for the coworkers to thank them for yesterday's awesome send off, now I just gotta make it thru the next couple of hours before I'm headed to OIA to board my plane for Chi-town... then it's no more work for 10 days!!!
- BUT... with no work also means a possible blog hiatus from the Redhead. *GASP*
Now don't worry my beloved readers, I have set up a few to post while I'm away and I will make sure, NO MATTER WHAT, to get a finisher post up Sunday to let ya'll know how I did, but see the thing is... (are you ready for this...) my family... doesn't have internet. (Michelle has an iPhone but that's as close as I'm going to get) *GASP* *FAINT*
I know right!?!? Seriously W.T.F?!?!
So yeah, I'll do what I can but I may or may not be M.I.A. til I return on Sunday the 18th, if you lack comments from me, I apologize in advance. Ya'll know I always think about you and lord knows I'll probably never catch up on my reader after a week of inactivity so hang tight. As for my own blog posting, as I said, I have a few things set up and of course B.o.B. will have a spectator recap of the race when she returns to Florida as well as a guest post over here to tide you over, but my race recap... may have to wait. :(
- With all that being said now I just gotta stay focused on the finish line. Not that hard, considering that it's all I can think of. I spent most of the day yesterday nerding out about the marathon with Tom from Runner's Lounge via email, between all your comments regarding the weather and his further bits of advice (He's run Chicago a zillion times) I think I've officially gone from a 10 on the stress meter to a much more manageable 3-4. Thanks to everyone for your advice on all my random bits yesterday; I did some last minute shopping and my stank shoes are packed with fabric sheets in a plastic bag, I picked up some cheap gloves from Target, I have re-evaluated my race day run attire accordingly and B.o.B will be joining me for a portion of the run. *I heart her*
Listening to: U2 - It's a beautiful Day
"Don't let it slip away..."
T-MINUS 2 DAYS TIL CHICAGO!!! Peace out O-town b*tches!!! Chi-town prepare for the redheaded fury that is Redhead Running!!!
*insert battle cry here*
Happy Birthday to Tall Guy Surfing!!!