Rainy Day Expo and Race Ready

Yesterday the munchkins and I headed over to packet pickup at the CBad mall

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It’s been raining for 3 days now but yesterday we got the brunt of it. The expo was tented off but the floors were super soggy and there was literally a river running through the Rock N Roll SD Booth. Of course my boy couldn’t resist puddle jumping. I’m sure we ticked off a handful of peeps. 

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It literally took me 2 seconds to get my bib and swag since the marathon only had 2 check in tables (capped at 2000 runners). I believe the half marathon had at least 10 check in tables but it’s a much larger field (I think it has approximately 8000 runners). 

This year marathoners got a long sleeve tech shirt AND a jacket. CHA-CHING!

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So there ya have it. We were in and out. Nothing too exciting. I was bummed that Rise Bar did not participate this year. They are local and have these awesome coconut blueberry bars that I was hoping to go home with. Eh, maybe next time.

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I’ve got an early call so I’m off to eat dinner and hit the sack. It’s go time.

See you all bright and early for the race. Let’s hope the rain subsides.

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Rainy Day Run and a Giveaway!

This didn’t stop

And the longer I waited the less motivated I was

And then this happened

And exactly 1 mile in I decided 20 on this bad boy was not happening.

So I made it 10 in 1:18 and called it quits. When I walked through the door of my house less than 2 hours after I left LD thought I was injured. Knock.on.wood. I just didn’t have it in me. Mentally not motivated turned into physically not motivated. Sigh. 10 miles is 10 miles but not what I had in mind. Buttttttt….

Tomorrow is another day. And it is supposed to be sunny. That will make me smile.

When a run goes bad

The best medicine is Starbucks with friends!

 It was pouring down rain yet my friend Randa met me for coffee and girl time. It was AWESOME. And needed!

Stacey wasn’t there with us but this was the only picture I could find. I know, some friend I am, huh? While we were sipping hot drinks and watching the rain Stacey was out running Santa Barbarawhere it wasn’t raining. Oh, and sneaky OUAL was there breaking 4! Congratulations friend!!

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Do You Want To Run/Walk A 5k…FO FREE?

Here is your chance! The Arthritis Foundation is holding the annual Jingle Bell 5k in Balboa Park on December 10th!

From the event info page:

Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. RING IN THE SEASON FOR A REASON! 

This is going to be FUN people. I’m talking about decking the halls and running with elves…or reindeer. Your choice. Here is the scoop! One reader is going to win an entry to the race along with the goodies below:

Ali asked me if this giveaway included a flight and room at my house. I wish! One day if you vacay in So Cal let me know and we’ll run together!

Soooo if you are in So Cal (this race is in San Diego) and you want to win all you have to do is…

Comment and let me know if you will be running or walking this event if you win…and whether or not you will dress up.

Winner will be selected by random.com on Wednesday November 16th! Good luck!