Nick

Kara

11.20.2009

2 day countdown

We're down to 2 days - wow wow wow!!

Now my issues happen to be:

What to wear!
I usually wear capris when it is chilly out. Seems like it is going to be perfect weather. If I wear shorts, I could do the compression socks - I wore them for the loop race last weekend but my legs were a big sweaty and warm. Not sure if I should do the socks or not. Capris always seem to work well - what do you think?

The wrong shoes
I always wait to the last minute and realize my shoes have too many miles on them. I'm on fail #2 due to being an idiot here. First I ordered a pair too small then I ordered a pair last week from Online Shoes - and I gotta say, I love running warehouse - 2 day shipping. These shoes from Online Shoes came today and apparently I ordered width 2A (narrow). My feet are wide so no way will these work for me. And unfortunately I can't get them back in time and get the right shoes. Looks like I'll be wearing my seasoned shoes!

Some impeccable timing
More on that later


Cheer zones
I always end up wanting to see my family much before I do - like mile 10? 8? Not 18! So I have to get a plan down for them for sure!! My sister is planning on running the last 6 miles with me.



I went to the expo today right at 12. Lucky for me, Bill drove me down so that I could run in and I did just go in and get my things! Love the shirts - and our bibs have our names on them! I'll post pics of that tomorrow!




Here's the art museum and some runners along the trail on the way home. What a great day!!


I love mail - here's some fun stuff I got today.
Above: supercute bag with tons of pockets that I'll be reviewing!


Clif Bloks and Roks - sweet! to try

And I ordered a box of the PB Chocolate bars. Nice!
Love the UPS/Fed Ex people!



Last - I need songs!! Send me some songs!!

18 comments:

  1. Start of Something - Scott Simons
    Make It Mine - Jason Mraz
    Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That - Robert Randolph
    Don't Give Hate A Chance - Jamiroquai
    Pocketful of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield
    Mercy - Duffy
    Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
    My Friend - Groove Armada
    Do Something - Macy Gray
    When Did Your Heart Go Missing? - Rooney
    Amazing - Seal

    Did you put the Rocky theme song on there? I know they play it at the start (and maybe at the end?) - kitschy, but fun! I can email you the MP3 if you need it.

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  2. Ok, I am well aware of Shot Blocks, but have never heard of Shot Rocks! What is the deal?

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  3. I would hit up the capris! I love the mizuno's. Have lots of fun this weekend!

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  4. Good luck! Sounds like great weather. I like to run in shorts unless it is ridiculously cold, so I don't know what to say about the capris. I also have never raced with music so I don't know if certain songs are better for racing than training. The comment about the Rocky song is really funny.

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  5. What are those Shot Roks? Have not seen those here yet... interesting.

    I hear ya on the wardrobe decision. I have a heck of a time deciding.

    Good luck with your last minute decisions and prep. 2 more sleeps!

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  6. Have a great race! Seasoned shoes sometimes are the best!

    Shot Roks?? Interested to hear about those.

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  7. I think it's much safer to wear the old shoes than to wear a pair that haven't been broken in at all yet.

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  8. hmm what kind of music do you like??

    i think it's good you aren't wearing brand new shoes on race day

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  9. I must have just missed you at the expo - I got there at 12:15!

    I'm going with capris and well (well) worn shoes, too. New ones are coming in the mail in the next few days.

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  10. Go with what you know - well worn shoes and the capri's! So excited for you - you are gonna rock it!!!

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  11. So exciting! Have a total blast out there! Here are some song suggestions, but I'm not sure what genre you like:
    I Gotta Feeling & Boom Boom Pow -Black Eyed Peas
    Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
    Are you Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
    Time Is Running Out & Knights of Cydonia - Muse
    Fences & That's What You Get - Paramore
    Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson (or Alien Ant Farm's version)

    Good luck! :)

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  12. I too have never heard of Shot Roks. Review please!

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  13. good luck! weather looks good for you!! go with capris!

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  14. Oh, I remember that part of the trail well by the art museum. I ran that part many, many times last year.

    I'm a capris girl myself. I just love that they don't ride up.

    Good luck on Sunday. I should be somewhere right after the half breaks off to finish (mile 13/14ish).

    Do you know what colored shirt you're wearing?

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  15. Good luck this weekend! Hope the race goes well!

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  16. patiently waiting by eminem is a great 20 mile song-- it involves swearing and has a sweet beat

    love the new treats-- those roks look interesting- let me know what you think! i would love to know! chocolate peanut butter bars? um yummy! i wanna try all your tasty treats! :)

    sorry to hear about the shoes-- you will rock tomorrow and get new shoes later- dont worry!!! cant wait to hear how you do!!! GOOOOOD LUCK!!
    xoxoxoxox

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  17. good luck tomorrow! i am running a few miles with a friend so it is exciting to do it just for fun! Weather looks awesome, I am also going capris. i'd go old shoes just to be on the safe side.

    i like the roks. the first couple (of each flavor) i did not like, but as i ate more the taste seemed to grow on me. yum!

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  18. Good luck tomorrow! I hope you have a great time.

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