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Relaxing in the Sun

by Meghann on February 28, 2009

It has been nothing, but relaxing and unwinding since our race adventure this morning.

Case in point: a nice glass of Cab poolside.

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Now this is what I call relaxation. πŸ™‚

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I split 2 generous glasses of wine with Derek and was feeling fine.

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After wine came snack time.

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Nothing like Fruit Salad & 1/2 a Heath Bar inspired Blondie to get me through nap time.

Abbie betrayed me during nap time and found another snuggle buddy.

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The whore!...jk

My legs were feeling pretty tight after all the rest, so I stretched with some Runner’s Yoga thanks to yogadownload.com.

In continuing with our Carb Loading theme of last night, we decided Individual Pizzas were on the menu for tonight.

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We used pre-made Publix pizza dough to make three personal pan pizzas. I topped mine with Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Mushroom, & Feta Cheese.

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I had more Fruit salad on the side. It was GOOOD! and exactly what I needed. πŸ™‚

I feel like my sweet tooth has been on fire today! I need to get away from all of these sweets. I had not one, but two desserts tonight!

First was a 1/2 cup of Edy’s Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream with a 1/4 Blondie crumbled on top.

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Second, was a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie, Caitlin had bought outside Publix today. The girl who sold it to her was just tooo cute for words!

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Help! Help! Help!

So as of right now the forecast for tomorrow morning is not looking good. Rain, Rain, Rain…. πŸ™ I’m still crossing my finger and hoping for the best. Please cross your fingers too for bright sunshine for our half marathon.

I have ZERO experience with running in the rain, especially 13.1 miles. Does anyone have any rain advice they can share?!?!?! The race starts nice and early at 6am, right when the first rain cloud is suppose to explode. πŸ™

Other then the rain threat, I feel great about the race tomorrow and no matter what I hope to rock it.

Wish me luck!!!!!!

1 caitlin February 28, 2009 at 8:48 pm

abbie is a slut!

2 runeatrepeat February 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I don’t have any rain race advice, but don’t let it throw you off. Most likely your race gear is sweat wicking fabic, so you won’t be too uncomfortable. Enjoy your race – even it’s in the rain πŸ™‚ Good Luck!

3 Nicole February 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Mmmmm, the pizzas look delicious! Good luck tomorrow!!!!!!!!

4 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Oooh delicious pizza! Good luck tomorrow!!!

5 Ryan February 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

No real experience running in the rain…sorry! Good luck on your half!!! Sorry I missed ya today, but see you for lunch tomorrow!

6 Shelby February 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

GOOD LUCK MEGHANN!!!

7 Amy C. February 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Good luck tomorrow!!! I’ve raced in the rain before and really don’t do anything differently. It’s actually kind of fun to run in that. πŸ™‚ Just go out there and do your best. My only real advice is to avoid cotton. That will just be uncomfortable after a while if it’s wet. Have fun!

8 Meghan February 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm

That pizza looks especially delicious!! CONGRATS on your amazing raceS today and good luck tomorrow!

9 Joy February 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm

haha abbie! that bed caitlin is in looks like heaven haha. good luck to you both tomorrow!!!

10 erinbee February 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm

rain runs are the beeeeeeest.

unless its cold. and after a while wet shoes give me the creeps.
so lets hope that it doesnt start to run until about mile..12? haha.

i added you to my blogroll! hope thats swell.

11 Meg February 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Looks like a fabulous afternoon! Good luck tomorrow! Wishing for no rain!

12 VeggieGirl February 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Pizza, blondies… holy yum!!!

ROCK IT OUT TOMORROW!!

13 Sarah February 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I lived in Seattle of all places until i went away to college and have run in the rain countless times and snow! As long as its not going to be cold you shouldnt have to wear anything different but you can wear a hat and then the water won’t get in your eyes! The rain definitely keeps you cool on long runs though! Good luck!

14 Karla February 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm

hi! i just started following your blog recently…although i’m sorry to say i’m not a blogger yet. i ran my first 1/2 marathon in the pouring rain and cold…my only advice would be to wear thin socks (so they don’t soak up too much water) and avoid the puddles!

good luck! your three race weekend is so inspiring!

15 glidingcalm February 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm

gluck Meg! you’ll do great! I loved hearing all of the recaps!!! πŸ™‚

16 glidingcalm February 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm

p.s. i added you to my bloggy roll!! πŸ™‚ ive been so slow with it! yay!

17 Marissa February 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Mmm the pizza looks delicious! nap time is always great!

http://www.redheadedjournal.wordpress.com

18 Victoria February 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Glad you had such a fun afternoon! I have no advice, btu good luck tomorrow!
http://theidleloaf.wordpress.com

19 cleanveggiex3 February 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm

congrats on your race!!
sounds like a nice afternoon. enjoy your evening

20 Sharon February 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Great job! And love the eats!

21 Melissa S. February 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

hahaha…slut! hilarious.

DON’T WEAR COTTON! I ran a 10k in cotton and it was horrible! and don’t take your ipod! it’ll get ruined!! i did that too. πŸ˜‰

22 biz319 February 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Glad you were able to relax after your runs! The pizza looks delish!

23 Sarah February 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm

ahhhh, pool weather! so jealous. your pizza looks perfect of course, mmmm. and i think i’ve def got you beat on dessert quantity tonight …

good luck with the race tomorrow! hope the rain holds out. i can’t believe you will have basically run a marathon over the course of the weekend. good practice for the real one you have coming up!

24 Mica February 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Ahhh, what a fun and relaxing afternoon. I love your wine picture!

Enjoy the rest of your evening and good luck tomorrow!

25 HangryPants February 28, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Congrats on today and good luck tomorrow! Have a drink for me when it’s all over with!

26 Bridget February 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Ok first of all…INCREDIBLE day of races!!!! I am so proud and inspired by you!! Your 5k time would probably be my 5k time…but never could I imagine running it AFTER a 15K!!!! amazing!!!

ALso I am SUPER jealous of your day my the pool…I am sitting here with my down jacket still on..yeah…its cold πŸ˜‰

Hahah Abby!

27 Sarah February 28, 2009 at 11:45 pm

wear drifit so even though you’ll be wet, it wont be like soaking wet cotton. good luck!

28 whitneyinchicago February 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Good luck tomorrow. I hope the rain stays away but if it doesn’t just have fun with it!

29 carolinebee March 1, 2009 at 12:10 am

GOOD luck good luck!! pleeeaase no rain

30 Emily March 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

good luck tomorrow!
I think i would wear a headband or something to keep the water from dripping down my face (hate that feeling).

31 Leah March 1, 2009 at 1:29 am

So not fair that it is THAT sunny in FL and so not over here in England lol.

Wear a hat if it rains! It’ll keep the rain out of your face so you can see where you are going πŸ™‚

Enjoy it!! Can’t wait to read the recap.

32 Sarah March 1, 2009 at 1:37 am

Hi Meghann! I am a new commenter but have been following your blog for awhile. Good luck tomorrow, I can’t wait to read the recap!

I live in a rainy city (Vancouver, BC) and am always stuck running in the rain. I find it helps to wear a hat or some sort of headband to keep hair out of your face, capris/shorts so your pants don’t get soaked at the bottom, and no cotton whatsoever! Here’s hoping the weather holds out for ya.

-Sarah
http://runsaraaah.blogspot.com

33 Sarah March 1, 2009 at 1:54 am

Rain advice: umbrella hat + green bikini. Work it.

34 redheadyellowdog March 1, 2009 at 7:59 am

I had to run in the rain yesterday! not too fun! I hope you all had good weather this morning. best thing to wear to run in the rain:baseball cap. keeps the rain out of your face!

35 Aimee March 1, 2009 at 8:01 am

I loved reading about your weekend. I avoid running in the rain at all costs, so I’m no help!

36 Kimberly March 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

I think that finishing a race in the rain means you are officially hardcore!! πŸ˜€ Good luck!

37 Brandi March 1, 2009 at 8:27 am

I know you’re already running (and maybe already done!), but a hat is the best thing πŸ™‚

Derek is cute πŸ™‚

38 Emily March 1, 2009 at 9:24 am

good luck with the third race!!!

http://eatingchalk.wordpress.com

39 Justy2003 March 1, 2009 at 9:34 am

Congrats on your TWO races today! Love the last minute decision to run all three! Hope the race today goes well!

40 Colleen March 1, 2009 at 9:44 am

I’m too late to give any useful advice – so sorry! Running in the rain really isn’t that bad, but I would recommend wearing a baseball cap – the worst part is rain getting in your eyes. You guys are going to do AWESOME!

41 kristi March 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

Im hoping for no rain for you girls!! But who nows, maybe it will be more fun that way! I’ve always wanted to run in the rain!

Good Luck!!

42 seeleelive March 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm

yuummyyy icecream & blondie combo!

43 Joy, Caitlin's mom March 4, 2009 at 11:49 am

Hi Meghann,

I enjoy reading your blog – very nice. Those blisters look deep and painful. You might want to wear mole skin over them while running to protect them while healing. Also, mole skin can prevent blisters. Have you tried them? Joy

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