Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Packet Pick Up Day

It was early October when I made the decision to sign up for a half marathon.  Now we are just days away, and it's hard to believe that so much has happened in these last few months.  Really since July when I serendipitously joined this running group.  All I wanted was to be able to run three miles with ease.  And although there are days where three miles just plain suck, I know I can do it.

Today was packet pick up day; and Kelly and I endured torrential downpours to journey to On The Run on our lunch break. 

 Although we did have heavy rain, we did not have cows; and we were able to make it to our destination without any problems. 

Our packet is pretty cool.  It came with my bib with my name on it, a customized cap, a Brooks long-sleeved shirt, and Mardi Gras beads all in this really cute purple drawstring bag.  Love it!  Except....the shirt is florescent green!  It is so bright!  I can't imagine wearing it because I would look like a bright green tennis ball!  See exhibit A below:

Exhibit A

But the bibs are cute.  Ours are purple and the full marathoners' bibs are green.  I read that 80% of the 1500 runners are doing the half.  Should make for a good, non-crowded run.  I am just hoping that it doesn't rain, but if it does we've got a cool cap to use so the sweat-mixed rain doesn't get in my eyes.

I'm excited! 


  1. Can't wait to read about your first 1/2 marathon!

  2. Know that you'll be in my thoughts. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug at the finish line :-) You're gonna do great!