Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm going to freeze!

I was all prepared to write about how excited I am for the marathon.  I was going to take pictures of the clothes I packed.  But then I looked at the weather forecast again and saw the temperature is supposed to range from 40-55F during the time period I hope to run the marathon.  I do not know what to wear!  I prefer shorts, a t-shirt, and gloves if necessary.  I know that I will warm up.  I just worry about wearing a jacket or sweatshirt then having to take the time to move my race bib to my t-shirt when I want to discard my jacket. 

I really feel good about the race itself.  My ultimate goal is to finish.  My next tier goal is to finish in 5 hours.  I also have another "this-just-happens-to-be-a-super-awesome-race-day goal time" that I do not want to reveal, since it is not the main goal.  I know they say not to set a time limit for your first marathon, and really all I want to do is finish, but I am a numbers girl.  I can't help but set time goals.  Call it a fault.

We are heading to Jax in the morning.  Then meeting up with Caitlin, Ryan, and hopefully Katy for lunch.  Then the expo!  I'm so excited!  Oh and possibly Sports Authority for a jacket.  We will see.  I am not sure if I will have time to blog tomorrow, so I will probably be writing my race recap next.  Eeek!  Have a wonderful weekend all!


  1. Woo hoo!!!!!!! :D Safe travels and see you tomorrow!

  2. put your bib on your t-shirt. It's ok not to have it showing for the start of the race, you won't be the only one! That's what I did for my was cold, then I got hot so I took my jacket off, but then it started raining hard so i put my jacket back on. In fact, I am pretty sure my number was not showing when I crossed the finish line, and I still got plenty of race pictures.

  3. I bought a cheap jacket at Walmart, which I threw away after a few miles. Large races usually collect the cloths and donate them to charity. I also wore capri shirts and the bib was on my t-shirt, in case they would ask I would open the jacket, but nobody ever did.
    I wish you a lot of fun and enjoy your FIRST marathon! You will do AWESOME!!! And please let us know soon how it went, I'm soo excited for you!!


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