Sunday, June 19, 2011

And We Are Back and some Recap.....

The drive up to Duluth went pretty quick.  When we first were pulling into Duluth the fog was intense but begin to let up after 30 mins or so.  We checked in and by the time we put our bags in the room the sun came out.  We went to target to get some basic necessities and then Jen insisted that we all down a V8 for our veggies and sodium. Cheers!

After we finished our errands we hit up the expo to pick up our race packets and do a little browsing.  We all walked away with some compression socks. We weren't looking to purchase some of these puppies but since it was supposed to be raining and 48 degrees in the morning anything that covered us up sounded like a good purchase.  Plus he was a pretty good salesman and increasing our blood flow longer sounded like a good thing so we were sold.  We also picked up some matching headbands for the race.

Oh yeah and the fast Kenyans and Ethiopians were hanging out in front of the expo so Heather strategically placed us so we could get a picture of them in the background.  As you can see Jen is still star struck because she couldn't even turn around for the picture.

It was raining when we woke up and we took your guys advice and covered our feet with bags. GREAT IDEA!! Thank you! No one else had this great idea and you could tell they were envious of our dry shoes :)

While waiting in line to use the port-a potty we ran into a fellow blogger!  Running Sane was also running Grandma's.  It was fun to chit chat with her and share a little bit of our own marathon experiences. Jenn is one fast lady and we hope you had a great marathon!

This picture was taken after the race when we got back to the hotel.  We each have great stories to share.  Jen ran a PR.  Heather and her knee which caused SEVERE pain.  She still crossed that finish line with flying colors! And me being a totally awesome coach if I do say so myself! (Oh yeah, we ended up not even wearing our shorts because of the weather it was just to cold, wet and windy).

We will each be blogging about our experiences in the next couple of days.  Jen will be on for tomorrow.  We will let you know about our times, our Gu's, our pain, the good moments and the bad moments.

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Jen, Heather, Sarah


  1. Great job girlies! Can't wait to read your recaps you are friggin' amazing. Loving those headbands too!

  2. YAY! I have gotten on here seriously probably 15 time today to see how it all went! Can't wait to hear about it all. So sorry about your knee, Heather:(

  3. Awesome, can't wait to hear about it!

  4. Great job girls!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  5. Well done! Looking forward to the feedback!

  6. Awesome job and I can't wait to read all about it! Loved that you covered your shoes. Wet shoes are the worst way to start a marathon.

  7. Congrats ladies. Can't wait for recaps!

  8. great job girls!!!! i love the plastic booties on your shoes :) i always wear trash bags to the start of races - it keeps you dry and warm!!!

  9. Awesome that you met Jenn of Runningsane, she is insanely fast!

    Great garbage bag outfit, I do the same thing for a lot of races! (except for the foot bags, haha)


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