Let's chat about Friday-Saturday of this weekend?
Friday - work FLEW by. I jetted out of there a bit early and went straight home. I don't think I mentioned it on here (we were Not Talking About It), but I sprained my left ankle pretty good at the Dirty Dash with Jill the Saturday prior. As in, it was still pretty swollen. And God Forbid I rolled my ankle outwards. YOUCH. Anyways.
|Jill looks barely dirty.|
This is when I started to get pretty nervous. We headed to bed a decent hour.
Saturday was, well, interesting. We slept in a bit. Usually when we sleep in, I am ravenous when I wake up. Not today. I managed to choke down yogurt & granola, then sat on the couch, fretting. Around 3, after a quick nap (lazy day!), I knew I needed to get some more carbs down before dinner with the ladies. Cue some steel cut oatmeal - I had to force myself to eat. My stomach was not down with this plan.
At 4 we left to head downtown to pick up the racebibs at the 'expo' and have dinner at Pacific Place. I, of course, had an additional agenda item: return some stuff at Lululemon. I wasn't going to buy anything to replace what I was returning. Fail, of course. :)
|It has a really pretty super-fine lime stripe. Me gusta!|
Headed to the expo, found Mel & Jayne. Didn't find my packet. :( They didn't have it. Cue FREAKOUT. They gave me a new bib number and packet and sent me on my way. Okay? The 'Expo' was about 8 booths in an empty ballroom with weird 80's music blasting. Uhm. Kerrie called - she was still over an hour out of Seattle. I ran back in, found Zoe, picked up Kerrie's packet, and we all headed over to the Nordstrom sale. :)
Found a super cute North Face rain jacket 30% off - it was so fun to have the girls there to give me thumbs up/thumbs down.
More wandering...we find Kerrie...and have dinner. The menu was kind of small, and I was scared about eating anything too fancy or cheese-filled. I ended up getting a chicken/pasta/veggie dish that had a reduction-type sauce on it - hearty but not too filling. YAY!
As we sat down to dinner, I realized that I hadn't had much water so far that day. Whoops. I chugged about 5 glasses of water at dinner, but unfortunately was still thirsty. :\
|Trying to diagram where we were meeting in the morning. Splenda = parking, spoons = trees|
We got home a bit after 9pm. I started to lay out my outfit and pack Mike's bag.
The plan was for Mike to have a bag with him as he met us around the course. Since I hadn't had a chance to really iron out kinks in my long run plan, I wanted to be PREPARED.
Nathan Handheld w/ nuun
Extra pair of socks
Gum (two flavors)
M&Ms (for after :) )
Around 11, I finally headed to bed. I read for a bit (finished up this book) and then laid there. Quietly. Mike & dog came to be around 12 (I was still up). By the time everyone got to bed and settled down, it was after 12:30. I conked out around 12:45, and then slept solidly until two minutes before my alarm went off at 5:30 for RACE MORNING!!!
|Me & Mike after my mandatory sbux am run.|