Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thanks to my buddy Eilleen

She told me I could exchange my t-shirt - VERY unusual at a race event.  Hers was too small too.  We did the 3 km Fun Run (well walk - we were the only walkers!)along the Rideau canal followed by fresh fruit, juice, bagels, etc.  I had a container of fresh fruit and some juice and took the bagel (with peanut butter) for my pre-race brekky tomorrow. (along with a big honkin' orange and a banana)  Anyway I raced back here and got my t-shirt and was able to exchange it for a mens medium which fits better - the ladies xl's were all out and that does not surprise me. So that was nice.  Then she gave me a marathon bus tour ticket as she had picked one out for me so off we went to tour the marathon route - we are of course doing the half so a bit different but was a fun tour of Ottawa.  I also bought the holder for the medals...I am saving approximately what that holder cost a night staying here rather than the B and B so thought damn it I deserve it.  I must admit I am not a girly girl - not into most girly things (except hand made earrings and body soap/lotion) but let me loose in a runners expo and all bets are off.  Let's see - one medal holder, one (expensive) t-shirt and a pair of socks.  Wow I restrained myself!! :) 

On the way back I stopped at the Metro grocery store and got a lovely strawberry/almond/lettuce/blue berry salad with a raspberry vinagarette dressing on the side - oh my my - just as good as the last one.   I have laced my chip on my running shoes but waiting for my t-shirt for tomorrow to dry before I put on my race bib. 

Camera battery is charging and I am going to lay down for a bit of a nap before donning my Rider t-shirt and jean capris and heading over to meet Eilleen and go to the pasta dinner. 

I will get my fanny pack ready later...nothing like the anticipation of a race.  We shall see what tomorrow brings....

No comments:

Staying cool on the prairies and some future plans

My little burst of travel is over and it's back to reality.  Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.  And reality at home really isn't...