Well—it’s here! The weekend of the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run! I’m excited and nervous at the same time! I wish I felt more prepared for the run, but it is what it is and I’m going to make the best of it! I’m not expecting a PR for myself this year since I wasn’t able to train as much as I wanted to, so I’m going to just “sit back” and enjoy the scenery along the way. I may even attempt to take some photos on the course to share with you guys.
Last night I did some “carb loading” in preparation for Sunday. 😉
Actually, this was one of the meals I mentioned to you guys in Monday’s post. Peanut Chicken with Sobo noodles from the most recent issue of Clean Eating Magazine. Seriously guys….. so good. You NEED this in your life.
When we talked about the race last month, I mentioned I was headed to DC solo—as it turns out, the hubs has decided he’s coming with me! This is Kelly’s weekend with her dad, so it appears as though Alfie and I are going to have an impromptu couples getaway! We’ll be staying at Hotel George again this year, and I hear they recently renovated their rooms, so I’ll be interested to see what the new digs are all about!
One of the things I MOST excited about is the fact that Alfie and I were invited to attend the race’s VIP dinner at the Renaissance Hotel the night before! I’m going to have the chance to meet my “blogging team mates”, and may even get to meet some of the elite runners for this year’s event!
Something new for this year’s run is the Smartphone app for the race!
I’m looking forward to trying this puppy out! So far from what I can tell, it’s packed full of information! I was able to set it up based on my bib number, and the results of my run will be sent right to my phone within minutes of completing the race.
The upgraded version ($.99) gives your family GPS tracking capabilities and also the ability to send you “cheers” during your run.
I love that this app gives you information/addresses/times of when and where to pick up your packet. Local hotel information, pace group info, etc.
And my personal favorite — an interactive map for the Metro. (which is always an intimidating means of transportation for this country girl—no matter how many times I’ve been to DC!)
So there you have it! I’ll give you guys a full recap of the weekend next week! Wish me luck!
Have you ever been to DC? Do you find Metro/Subway transportation intimidating, or is it just me?