What I'm looking forward to...

Rock N Roll New Orleans is practically here!
I leave tomorrow night & I couldn't be more excited!
Here's a list of what I'm looking forward to....

1. Less post-race soreness: This is the best trained I've ever been for a race. I've done all my long runs, and handled them well. I know that I won't be so sore after the race I'll be unable to squat on a toilet for 3 days.
2. Warmer weather: High 50s, low 60s for the entire trip. Race day will be 63 degrees. Sounds like heaven.
3. A visit to a new city: Part of why I love destination races it to see somewhere I haven't been before or visit somewhere I love. I can't wait to see what New Orleans is all about.
4. Eating the food: I've heard a lot of good things about the food in New Orleans...yummm!
5. Meeting new people: I'm excited to meet up with a few fellow bloggers who are heading to the race too!
6. My first half marathon post surgery: I'm so happy that I'll be able to run with out the pain I felt in my foot the last half I ran. 
7. Helping Shelley to the end: Can't wait to help my long run partner finish her first half marathon!
8. Romantic getaway: Kevin and I need a getaway! It will be nice to have a few days to enjoy being together and away from everything after the race since we'll be there until wednesday.
9. Race Expo: I love checking out the booths! All the gear & gadgets, I love to check them all out. I'm hoping to meet a few people from the companies I've worked with over the past few months.
10. A possible PR? who knows, with all the training I've been doing, and Shelley to help me push it through the end, and a pretty much flat course, maybe I'll make a new PR!



12 comments:

Wells L said...

Good luck! Have fun! Will be thinking of you and hoping it's just a fantastic experience all the way around!!! Go girl!

Pinkhatrunner said...

Good Luck Stephanie, It sound like you are well prepared. Jealous wish I could do it with you. Sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy. Cant wait to hear all about it when you get back.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Good luck at the race!! Got my sweatband today! Thanks!

Carly said...

Congrats on getting to this point! Wishing you the best of luck. I can't wait to see the results.

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Good luck! This race is on my radar for 2012. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it. I've been to New Orleans before but this is a great excuse to go back.

While you're checking out booths at the expo be sure to stop by The Stick. Tell Erin and Gary that Leah sent you!!

Shawn Becker said...

Good luck Stephanie! I will be thinking about you and look forward to your post race blog! Have a great time and enjoy every moment!
Shawn

EricaH said...

Good Luck, sounds like your gonna have a great weekend. I would love to do this race more so visit New Orleans and eat but if I ever make it out there I wouldn't mind getting a race in to. :)

Karen said...

Fun fun!!! Hope to see you there! :0)

Sara said...

Good luck! I will be wishing you well this weekend. Can't wait to hear about the race and New Orleans - cool!

LoriV. said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear your race report! Have an awesome trip!

Terri said...

Good luck - enjoy your trip and your run! :)

13point1miles said...

Good luck, girl! You will do awesome!! :)

 
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