wonderful weather + nervous excitement

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello my little lady bugs!  Today was one of those days that just makes you smile.  Blue skies, sun shining, & temps hovering around a glorious 65 degrees.  Sweet birdies chirping, yellow flowers blooming, pink buds appearing & I even saw a bumble bee!  A day you know the Lord has made.  Bring it on Spring, bring it on.

I am certainly glad it is warming up around here, because the shamrock 8k is only a few days away, and I would rather not race in 40 degree weather, I mean would you?!?  So T-minus 10 days until the the big* race, and the nervous excitement has officially set in.  I don't know what I am more excited about: running the race, seeing our wonderful friends coming in from out of town (and her sweet baby bump!) or all the amazing festivities that are happening that day, oh did I mention the race is on St. Patrick's Day!?!  So there is going to be lots of fun going on, and by fun I mean drinking! (sorry mom)  And just to clarify, the beer will be after the running.

To get me even more excited I got my bib number today as well as the 8k course, which I will definitely be hitting up this weekend.  And any advice from experienced racers is certainly welcome!  Oh, and any great play list suggestions?   So if your in the Virginia Beach area on St. Patrick's Day weekend, come watch the race.  Its going to be awesome!
*I say "the big race" but I'm really only running an 8k (4.9 miles)... 
there are tons of others running half & full marathons the next day..... 
But it is sure a big deal to me.

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