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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Supposed to be Race Day


Today was supposed to be race day. Today I was supposed to run the MORE Magazine/Fitness Magazine Half Marathon in Central Park. But, we all know how that panned out


However, I did decide to go to the race expo on Saturday. It was going to be an amazing day and we had planned on spending the morning in the city with boys anyways. We made a quick stop at the expo so that I could pick up my goody bag. Call me cheap but I paid $85 to register for the race and they wouldn't allow me to defer until next year even though I needed to have surgery so yes, I wanted my race T-shirt.

The energy and excitement at the expo was palpable. It made me a little sad that I wouldn't be toeing the line with all the other runners on Sunday but I've made peace with my situation. One of the highlights of the expo was that I got to meet Michele aka NYC Running Mama who was helping out at the Sparkly Soul booth. I've been following Michele's blog for a while and she's one of the most inspirational and supportive runners and mothers out there.


The boys had a fun at the expo too, mostly because they got to take home thunder sticks. Yes, I do regret the decision to let them bring those home. Jasper, in particular, was very curious about all the activity at the expo - the booths, the transactions and the race registration pick-up. Lately, he's been playing "store" a lot so this got his imagination churning. As soon as we got home, he started setting up a the women's half marathon store. He posted signs all over the house directing you to the goody bag pick-up area. He even made himself a "staff" badge so he was all official. I loved it.


I will admit that there was a part of me that was glad I wasn't running two laps in Central Park in today's warm and humid conditions which might not have led to the race result I was hoping for. But next year, I really hope to be healthy enough to run the More/Fitness Half. I mean, not just run but race.


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17 Comments:

At April 15, 2012 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Paulette Ference said...

I love that your little one set up a women's half store! Adorable. Good luck with your recovery.

 
At April 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Jolene said...

I am glad you still went to the expo and got to experience a bit of it...sometimes everything happens for a reason, ya know? the humid conditions would be tough to handle, ya know? So next year? Bigger, badder, stronger :)

 
At April 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Next year, girl. You can do it!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl said...

That is so cute... marathon expo in your own house. haha.
I'm glad to hear you got out and about. With those fee costs, I would have gone to pick up the swag too. Sounds like a great day.

 
At April 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Well, at least you signed up for a marathon! I can't even do that. Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day.

 
At April 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I'm glad that I went too. Yes, definitely the plan for next year - bigger, badder, stronger, right?

 
At April 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Christine said...

His expo was pretty cute. My favorite part was that he made himself a staff badge. He kept asking me why I needed to pick up my race stuff if I wasn't running. Because Mommy is cheap!! :-)

 
At April 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Paulette! The store was really cute. Funny what the little ones pick up on!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Shell!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Christine said...

And thank YOU for stopping by to visit me!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
I look forward to seeing how fabulous you are in the marathon next year! Also, you should have a look at the Roxy Girl contest http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/189651/voteable_entries/47713957

I think you would be able to come up with a killer submission! (I hope that link works!)
Also, just filling you in on my surfing journey - I went in a local social competition the other day for longboarders. I surfed two heats with 5 people per heat. I got a 5th (!) and a 4th! Got some great waves bigger than I would normaally surf, so I was happy. Sending you positive recovery vibes
Bron

 
At April 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Bron!! That's so awesome! I'm so happy for you. What a great experience, I'm sure. Do you think you'll do another one? You're so sweet suggesting that I enter the Roxy contest. I'm flattered and sounds like fun. Thanks for the recovery vibes!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous Michele @nycrunningmama said...

It was SO SO SO good to meet you on Saturday, Christine! I love that your son was playing "expo" after seeing how an expo runs...it always amazes me to see little kids' heads moving - the way they process things - and the way they seem to remember EVERY single detail!! =)
Maybe we will both run the half next year =) =)

 
At April 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Christine said...

So great to meet you too! I know, kids are amazing how they process and remember. He remembered all these little details that I didn't even notice. I do hope that we'll both run next year!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous Jess said...

So glad you got to experience the expo even if you didn't get to run this particular race. There is definitely another race in your future - one where you'll be stronger than EVER and ready to kill it! PS jealous you got to meet Michele, she rocks!!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Jess! I do think that it was good for me to go to the expo regardless. Definitely motivated me to keep moving along to get healthier and stronger. And I totally agree, Michele rocks!

 
At April 18, 2012 at 11:53 PM , OpenID lgsmash.com said...

I totally would have gone to get my swag, too! Races aren't cheap! Although, I do admire that you went! It was really hard for me to be around the fitness/active things I love to do while I was injured. It made me want to throw off my crutches and get out there!

Keep healing, lady! (I know everyone says it but) You'll be back in it in no time! For real! :)

 

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