Friday, June 10, 2011

Last minute thoughts...

  1. Tomorrow is the day! June 11th. Marathon #4. Wow. For the amount of focus that I've been putting on this one date, it sure did sneak up on me! Ha!
  2. I checked Utah Valley's website this morning. My official number is 5210. I like it!
  3. After checking 4 stores, I was finally able to track down my Hammer Gel of choice- Montana Huckleberry. It's the only one I wanted even if it meant driving (okay, having the husband drive) a couple towns over to get it.
  4. I'm super excited that my husband (and all of our awesome Train4Autism volunteers) are going to be at the aid station at mile #21 tomorrow. It will be so great to see them right when I need that extra boost to finish.
  5. I totally forgot to mention that tomorrow's marathon actually qualifies me to be a Marathon Maniac. Cool, right?  It will be really great to meet that personal goal but it seriously has been in the background of my BIG goal...
  6. ...which is to raise money for the amazing autism classroom my son attended a couple of years ago.  I am right now $95 to my goal of $1500 and I couldn't be more thrilled! Thanks to everybody that donated. You rock!
  7. The virtual 5k has been an amazing success.  I have been super excited to see all of the race times coming in and reading all of the recaps.  (I promise you, I've read them all! Keep 'em comin'!) You guys sure had fun with it. I'll be posting more pics and recaps and prizes (!) this weekend. (By the way, it's not too late to enter. You have until midnight tonight to get your times into me and, of course, I'm being super flexible here. Just join us! I'd love to have you. Click HERE to see how.) 
  8. I leave you with one of my personal favorite virtual 5k pics...
My Mom did the 3.1 on her treadmill, 2000 miles away from here in West Virginia, wore the bib #509 (for her 5 kids, and 9 grandchildren) and walked in support of her first grandchild, my son, who was diagnosed with autism in 2005.  This is a woman who was just in the hospital for nearly a month! Wow! Thanks, Mom! Now go take a nap! Haha. XOXO

 Good luck to everyone else racing this weekend! PR wishes to you all! ;)


  1. You are amazing Alicia!  I need to send you my 5k re-cap.  I really hope I get to meet you personally at the expo today but if not GOOD LUCK!!  You are an inspiration to me.

  2. Oh wow, that made me tear up. I love Mommas.

     I'm so bummed I couldn't do your 5k, but I'm only cleared right now for 25 minutes of slow running... so I could have done 3/4s of a 5k!  :)

    Bib # is great - I love symmetry in numbers, and 5 x 2 = 10... 5210 = good luck!!

  3. I'm sure I'll see you! I'm watching our T4A spokesperson speak at 3:30 and getting my packet after that. I'll look for you!

  4. Have a blast during your marathon!

    Your mom rocks. What an inspiration you both are!

  5. Good luck for your race tomorrow.  I'll be doing my 5K today.  Nothing like leaving things to the last minute - hahaha.  My last few runs have been just a hair too short for 5K.  Getting back into shape is frustrating.  Have fun tomorrow.  Glad you found your favourite gel.

  6. GOOD LUCK! You are going to do awesome!!!  I will be cheering you on in my thoughts. Can't wait to hear about it. :)

  7. So awesome your mom participated!! I am so excited for tomorrow. I am running home to get my girls after I finish and then coming back to see you finsh so don't run TOO fast =)

  8. Kim- did you donate?! You can still be in the raffle as long as you already donated. This is not the kind of 5k that you get a DNS for being injured. Let me know!

  9. Congrats to you Marathon Maniac!! And Congrats on a successful Virtual 5k! I am so happy that you met your goal. It was truly an amazing experience running with you yesterday. I hope we can run again together soon!