Saturday, November 28, 2009

14.5 hours til Race time!

With mere hours to go before my race tomorrow I have made my list and am checking it twice.
1. Body glide, for sure!

2. New iPod shuffle loaded with all the run fast songs I need, and it's PINK! Thanks Hubs!


3. New Brooks running tights (pics to come tomorrow!)
4. Thorlo thin cushion running with Coolmax socks to wick the moisture away!
5. Gu, Vanilla Bean flavor.
6. Bib, timing chip and safety pins.
7. Garmin and heart rate monitor.
8. Awesome new Asics visor that will be taking the place of my hat! I have to have something to keep my hair and the rain out of my eyes!


And, I have one for one of my lucky blog readers and members! That's right! My first giveaway is this awesome Asics visor! I didn't know this but Asics is actually an acronym from the Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," or translated into English "a sound mind in a sound body". I am super excited for one of you to win this!

So, how do you enter? Easy, leave a separate comment for each entry, and you get one entry per comment:

1. Become a 5 Miles 2 Empty follower or let me know if you already are! Leave a comment!

2. Share this giveaway and link it on your blog, facebook, or twitter or however you can spread the word. Leave a comment to let me know!

3. If you could be a super hero, which one would you be and why?

The winner will be announced next Sunday, Dec. 6!

Moving on....this afternoon My Little Buddy and I dropped The Hubs off at the airport then headed to the Expo in downtown Seattle. Wow! The traffic was ridiculous due to all the football going on (UW and WSU just to name one). So we finally found our way to the Westin and made our way in. I got my goodie bag, my bib, and my timing chip. If I remember nothing else tomorrow I must remember my bib and my chip. Of course my Little Buddy was super excited about all the Christmas trees and decoration. He let me snap his picture here in front of the sign...

Then it was his turn to take MY picture. Thanks Buddy, love it!

I will be making some yummy pasta soon and I hope to get to bed early tonight! I can't wait to give you my full race recap tomorrow! Send good vibes! I will need them!!!
Today I am grateful:

-that tomorrow is finally my race, I am ready to move on to a new one!
-my new iPod Shuffle
-everyone who has supported me and encouraged me during my training for this race tomorrow!
-Mel-Tall Mom on the Run, not only because of her super awesome giveaway that I totally want to win (HERE) but because she has helped me train and has been so supportive of me. She is truly a one of a kind and I am so stoked to have her on my cheering squad. A good dose of Tall Mom does the racer good!


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43 comments:

  1. Pink Ipod..WOW oh WOW that is stinking Awesome. I want one ASAP. And a Giveaway really?? Love love the visor. I am a Follower, just a step behind for miles and miles..

    You can do it...it is 33% physical. and 67% mental.. OK I totally made that up, but you get the idea. Believe in yourself and your body will Follow. YOu TALKED to me for 13 miles and ran your A$$ off. Take away the chatter and use it toward your speed and the hills you have it!!

    Entry #1

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  2. I shared your Giveaway and race on a BELATED High Five Friday.. Have been out of town, tax free shopping, well you already know that. HUGS!! I will be sure to share lots and lots.. First Giveaway.

    Will you head get too wet if you just wear a visor? Oh wait it wont rain!! PRAYING!!

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  3. Definitely sending good vibes your way! You feeling 'em yet?

    I could use the visor. Went running today in the rain down here in SoCal (what is it with me and rain???) and forgot my hat. Argh. So I could use as much head apparel as possible apparently. I'm already a follower so that's one entry (sweet).

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  4. Superhero.... good question. I'd say Superman because how cool would it be to fly? But I'm not sure about the tights and undies...

    So I'd have to say the Green Lantern because having a super-charged ring would be awesome. Plus, I dig the green-and-black outfit.

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  5. and even if the visor is for women (it looks like it could be) I could use it as a stocking-stuffer for one of my running pals ;)

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  6. Good luck with your race!!

    CJ

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  7. OK. I'm starting to get nervous. Are you going to check clothes?

    Good luck tomorrow! I'll text you or see you (whatever happens first!).

    PS: I'm a follower. Cool giveaway!

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  8. Superhero: I'm gonna go with Superman tonight because I need all the speed I can get tomorrow and that dude fan FLY!

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  9. Loving the pink ipod! I am sending good vibes your way right now! Good luck :-)

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  10. First good luck tomorrow on your race. and I am definitely a follower can't wait for the race report.

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  11. OOO! Pink iPod is adorable! :) Hopefully I'll get to meet you tomorrow! If not, then best of luck and have fun! :) YAY!!!

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  12. Okay I know I'm an East-Coastie but how is it that I have not started to follow you sooner??? I mean Mel who is the greatest bloggie friend ever loves you and I am just now reading your blog. What is wrong with me???

    I did not know what Asics meant. Interesting.

    Look forward to catching up with your blog. Happy giving thanks everyday!

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  13. Good luck tomorrow! I can't wait to hear about it. I'll only take 1 entry because I'm not really a visor kind of gal. They don't work too well on my head. So:

    1) I'm already a follower.

    2) Superhero-I think I'd be a WonderTwin. Maybe you could be the other twin. Ryan & I always pretended to be the Wonder Twins, and I thought it was really cool to have 2 people morph into two different objects that worked together for one cause. It just seemed really cool. Plus, I always thought it would be fun to be a twin, too.

    Love the new iPod, by the way.

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  14. I am a hardcore follower of your blog :D Well, just recently I have and absolutely love reading your entries! Best of luck to you tomorrow!

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  15. wow, good luck tomorrow!!! I'm already a follower of your lovely blog.

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  16. If I could be a superhero, I would be X-ray woman, I'm kinda nosy and if I could see through walls that would make life easier for me. Plus it would help me to find the bad guys. : )

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  17. I just wanted to say that I love the pic your son took of you. Doesn't matter if you had a bad hair day or if you had your eyes shut. It made me smile!

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  18. Amanda,
    Sending bloggy hugs and good vibes from Orlando... rock your race tomorrow! I KNOW you'll be AWESOME!!!!! Love the pink ipod and visor... you're all set.

    Have fun, start slow, and finish strong! Work your PLAN and you'll be set.

    Great giveaway... I'll swing back around for it soon. :-)

    robin

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  19. Great giveaway! I have no visors and hubby keeps telling me I need one!

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  20. Oh and of course I'm a follower. Can't wait to hear how your big race went!

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  21. Found you through Tall Mom a little while back when you two became running buddies, and am just recently a reader and follower! Just haven't had a chance to fully catch up and comment yet. Can't wait to read your race report!

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  22. I think I would have to choose Batman, because he gets the cool car!

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  23. Following from Tall Mom!

    1. I'm a follower!

    3. I would love to Super Man (Woman). How cool would it be to fly!?

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  24. I linked back at the top of my blog! Pink to match your iPod :o)

    http://whoiamuncovering.blogspot.com/

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  25. I think I would want to stop time. In my mind that would be an awesome superhero because imagine how much stuff you could get done!

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  26. Great job in the race! This looks like a great visor. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I didn't know ASICS was a Latin acronym, either. That's really neat!

    I'm a follower.

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  27. hey, great blog, and giveaway... i love visors, and am following you now..

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  28. super hero? probably Flash, because he is the fastest and I am super slow...

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity! I emailed a bunch of my friends about your giveaway.

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  30. If I could be a superhero, I'd be Spiderman because I always thought it looked fun swinging from building to building on a web!

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  31. How do you get the ipod ear buds to stay in your ears while you run? I need a new shuffle but I hesitate to buy one b/c of the controller being on the ear buds.

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  32. I'd be superman....just so I can fly. So I guess I could in theory just be tinkerbell or something like that as well...LOL!

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  33. I found you from Tall Mom's blog, and I just added you to my Google Reader.

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  34. I hope this counts as a superhero... I'd want the power of Hiro from the show Heros. He's a master of time and space, meaning that he can freeze time and time travel. I'd try not to overabuse it, but it would be great for those times when I just need a few minutes to either de-stress or think of a snappy comeback.

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  35. Look at you and the influx of Followers...LOVE LOVE it!!

    Superhero?? Hmmm.. There are so many super powers I would love to have. I am going to go with all the X-Men...is that OK? Pretty sure that will all of their powers I would no longer have to work, would win many races, read minds, fly and levitate..

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  36. I would be wonder woman ... I feel like she could do ANYTHING!

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  37. I linked your giveaway to my blog!

    http://racingwithbabes.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-giveaway.html

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  38. I have the previous version of the pink iPod shuffle and I love the pink color!

    I became a follower!

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  39. Ok Linked you in today too. Hugs! had a blast last night..

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  40. i am here commenting and i will become a follower right now ....

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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