It's the shirt that I designed and ordered from Zazzle.com to wear during the marathon next weekend.
(It says "My Grandmother, My Angel, My Inspiration" Then, in smaller print, "Happy Birthday, Maw Maw! This run's for you!" She would have been 86 on marathon day.)
It turned out even better than I thought it would! I definitely got teary-eyed as I tried it on and thought about how excited I am to be running this marathon in my grandmother's memory. Oh, how I miss her. I'm so thrilled that I was able to find a marathon that fell on her birthday. So perfect!
(2) I just heard from the race director, Joyce Forier, and she said that she would include us and our reason for running this marathon in the pre-race talk. Wow! Wow! Wow! I'm just blown away by Calico Racing and Joyce already! I really appreciate her help in making our first marathon experience truly memorable. I've read fantastic reviews of all of her events and feel safe in recommending any of the Calico races. Heck, if Bart says she's good then SHE'S GOOD!!
By the way, can I just say that I LOVE carb-loading and I'm already taking advantage of all the no-guilt eating. It's not too early, is it?!