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I Have a Shot!

by Meghann on September 18, 2009

Not sure if you can recall or not, but on Monday I randomly signed up for a 5k in my parent’s neighbor for tomorrow morning. Since this wasn’t part of my pre-planned race schedule it seems to keep slipping my mind. Am I really racing again tomorrow after such a killer race last weekend? Ab-So-Lutely!

It’s a very small, local race that literally runs right by my parent’s house. I know the route like the back of my hand as I have probably ran it over a hundred times! I think that notion really sets me at ease for tomorrow. I have no butterflies at all, this is going to be fun!

In fact, what really encouraged me to sign up for this race was when I peaked at the results from last year.

Take a look at the overall female and my age group results:

Get Up and Go 5K

Place Name Age Time Bib


8 Sue Strout 54 22:41 283

12 Patti Spoerle 47 24:12 309

15 Anita Travis 50 25:10 303

FEMALE 20-24

70 Rachel Bowers 23 38:46 298

Ummm… yeah I told you it was a small race! Not to get my hopes up high, but I’m crossing my fingers for a little prize and maybe a boost in my ego? Last December I placed 3rd overall female in a small local race and I’m telling you there is no better high.

Can’t wait to see how it goes. I can totally bomb and I know it will still be fun. Plus, my Mommy is coming to watch me race and that never happens! 🙂

After work I picked Maddie up and fought lovely Orlando Friday afternoon traffic to make it to my parent’s place in enough time to pick up my race packet.


Maddie was already marking her territory on my new race shirt. 🙂

I actually barely made it in the door when my parents told me we were going to Rodeo – a small Mexican place – for dinner.

I ordered the Shrimp Burrito and asked for no cheese and steamed veggies instead of the traditional rice and beans.


My choice really wasn’t that bad for what it was. I think I’ve got ordered Mexican down pat. Which is good because my parents tend to like to eat here every time I’m in town. Ughh..

And does anyone else find it a little odd to find this sign posted in a Mexican restaurant?


It seemed odd to me. I saw the sign in like 4 different place. Can’t be good.

When I got home I had some Publix Peanut Butter Cup FroYo with chocolate sauce on top.


Yum! It was actually the chocolate sauce that hardens to a shell. I haven’t had it on my ice cream in years. It was a nice treat 🙂

Both my brothers were home, so we spent the rest of the evening playing cards.


I won one game of Uno then bombed at poker. Oh well.

I’m beat. Time to hit the hay. WIsh me luck tomorrow!!!

1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 18, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Good luck tomorrow, Meghann!!! Can’t wait for your runner’s high-filled post 🙂 Have a blast, rest up, and run faaaast! Don’t let the crazies at the start line rush you, remember?

2 Evan Thomas September 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Good luck tomorrow! I bet you’ll smash those times!

3 megzzwinsatlife September 18, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Good Luck Tomorrow Meghann!!! I am sure you will rock the race! I can’t wait to see the results!!

4 JHunt September 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Good luck tmw! Yummy pre-race eats! 🙂
-Jessica @

5 Lizzy September 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

aww the game uno is such an oldie but a goodie!!

good luck tomorrow on your race you will do amazing!!!!!!!! 🙂

6 marie September 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Good luck!

7 Leianna September 18, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Good luck on the race, love doing small town ones, where you know you’ll do good and get high placed, great ego booster!
Great Mexican dinner, never seen veggies like that at a Mexican restaurant!

8 MegaNerd September 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

you dont need luck, you got mad skillz my friend.

😀 go kick some 5k ass

9 foodieinthecity September 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Good luck tomorrow. No need to sugar coat it, you know you are going to kick some MAJOR BOOTY!!! Whoohooo 🙂

Umm, that sign is a bit disturbing. Why the heck would that be up in a Mexican restaurant? Seriously!

I think your dessert is the perfect ‘night before the race’ fuel. Get a good nights sleep!

10 Matt September 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Good luck tomorrow. I am sure you will rock that race!

11 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I’m crossing my fingers for you!

12 Heather September 18, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Ceviche is made with shellfish and can be uncooked/undercooked.

Good Luck!!

13 whitneyinchicago September 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Heather is right on the ceviche point. Ceviche is fish cooked in lemon/lime juice to denature the proteins and not with heat. I bet that is what they sign is about. Or raw oysters?

Good luck on your race.

14 angieinatlanta September 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Dude, another race!? You are so hardcore!

I find ordering healthy at Mexican restaurants really challenging, especially when I’ll order something that sounds healthy…only to have it come out covered in grease! BOO!

15 Kat September 18, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Never had a shrimp burrito before… what else did they put in it? Sounds interesting- and healthy!

16 Kat September 18, 2009 at 11:19 pm


17 kristi (sweet cheeks) September 18, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Have a great race girlie! I’m sure you will rock it!

18 WholeBodyLove September 18, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Lots of luck!

19 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) September 19, 2009 at 12:08 am

Good luck Meghann! I’ll be thinking of you and hoping for first!!!

20 Jenna September 19, 2009 at 12:12 am

good luck at your race tomorrow! can’t wait to hear all about it!

21 Marina September 19, 2009 at 2:24 am

Good luck! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! You’ll gonna rock the race, don’t worry 😉

22 Deb September 19, 2009 at 6:27 am

Good Luck on your race!

23 lessonstolearn September 19, 2009 at 7:42 am

Have fun! It doesn’t matter how old you are…having mom there to watch still means a lot!

24 caitlin September 19, 2009 at 7:53 am

dude please tell me maddie actually did NOTpiss on your shirt. 🙂

25 Susan September 19, 2009 at 7:56 am

Hahaha, I’m pretty sure those signs really mean “It’s not our fault if you eat the undercooked meat we serve you.” 😛

You totally have a shot at getting a prize!! Even just knowing you have a legitimate shot at it should feel good enough 🙂

26 Niki September 19, 2009 at 8:03 am

Good luck girl! I think you have a really good shot!

27 Sarah September 19, 2009 at 9:15 am

I’m sure you will rock the race! I don’t think your ego needs a boost though. You seem to have the healthiest self-esteem/positive self-worth around, and I mean that in a good way!

28 biz319 September 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

I haven’t played Uno in ages! Such a fun game.

YOU ARE GOING TO KICK ASS! By now it’s Saturday morning almost 10:20 your time, so you are probably already done!

29 Courtney September 19, 2009 at 10:23 am

Ahaha, I love how you think! You better kick arse tomorrow! :] Goood LUCK 🙂

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