I was born to do 10-10-10
Running it 45,000 Friends
You only get one shot at these moments
Guess what, it’s our time to own it
All the blood, the sweat the tears
I can’t believe that we’re finally here
So close I can taste the finish line
It’s our race, our dream, our time
If that song and video doesn’t get you pumped up for a marathon, then I don’t know what will.
This morning was my last double digit run before Chicago next week. A week from tomorrow I will be at the starting line preparing to run 26.2 with 45,000 of my closest friends. This morning I was standing at my sister’s house preparing to run 10 miles with Kelly and our friend Sara.
The three of us will all be running Chicago next week and basically spent all 10 miles going every last detail leading up to the race. We discussed flights, shirts, the expo, potential meet ups, our race goals, and so much more. It was fun to go over nothing, but race talk with two girls who are just as excited for next weekend as I am!
Next weekend is going to be fun! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!
With all the chit-chat the 10 miles flew by. We were done in about an hour and a half and all agreed that we wished it had been longer – we were having so much fun!
After the 10 miles I raced home to make a delicious Chocolate – Pumpkin – Peanut Butter Smoothie in a Bowl for breakfast.
In the blender I had:
- Canned Pumpkin
- Plain Yogurt
- Almond Milk
- Pumpkin Spice
- Vanilla Extract
- Vega Chocolate Protein Powder
- TJ’s Peanut Flour
- Uncle Sam’s Cereal
- Attune Chocolate Munch
The Chocolate + Pumpkin + Peanut Butter combination was delicious. It’s a richer flavor over the typical fruit based smoothie and seemed more meal like to me.
Derek’s Big Night!
Tonight at 10:00pm Derek will be running his FIRST half marathon!!!
A million THANKS to everyone who donated towards Derek’s Multiple Sclerosis Fundraising Page. The $850 he raised truly is going to a great cause!
Tonight’s race is the inaugural run of Disney’s Wine & DIne Half Marathon. The race begins at 10:00 pm (crazy, right?) and Derek hopes to finish in under 2.5 hours. My fingers are crossed!
If you would like to track Derek in tonight’s race you can go here and search for the name Derek Russell.
Kelly and I will be volunteering at the race tonight. If you’re running be sure to look for us at the first relay hand off point!
Alright, let’s show Derek some love. He’s a bit nervous tonight, but I know he can do it!