The great thing about running a half-marathon tomorrow is that I get to eat lots of carbs. I will try to remember the joy of gorging myself on bread and pasta when I’m running in the rain. The cold, wet, rain.
When I picked up my pace bracelet at the running store yesterday, the clerk asked me, “Got your outfit picked out?”
“Yep,” I replied like I was an A-student proud to be prepared for a pop quiz.
“Is your shirt white?” she asked as she rung up my gel pack purchases.
“Um, yeah it is.” How did she know that?
“Better wear a dark sports bra,” she said as she handed me the receipt. Why would I wear a dark bra with a white shirt? That didn’t sound like an ensemble that would land me on the cover of People’s best-dressed issue. Then my brain made the connection:
White shirt + Rain + Bouncing for 13.1 miles = Girls Gone Wild: Mini-Marathon Edition.
A black bra it is!
I’ve got my checklist of items to bring. I’m going to lay out my outfit and all my stuff tonight. I’ve got maps to the locations. I’m picking up my packet at the exposition tonight. I’m eating my carbs and drinking my water. I feel prepared.
After the race, you can still come to my book release party at 3pm at The Milano Inn downtown. There will be plenty of food and I’ll be selling books! Hope you can make it. I will try to post about the race and the party as soon as possible, but it might be a couple days after the events because, boy, am I going to be tired.
By the way, for anyone who was wondering, I think my appearance on the local Fox Morning News show went pretty well yesterday. My VHS tape of the show has a big, squiggly stripe of interference halfway through my segment, so I’ll try to rip it off of my Mom’s TiVo sometime later and post it on the book site when I find the time, as well as a post over there about what the experience was like.