Women’s Half a.k.a. THEE race: Part 1

As you’re reading this, I’m resting up after finishing THEE race!
And for those that follow me on instagram, the outcome is already known news. But, keeping with my usual organized, Kat-like fashion, I want to ensure that race recap is a good one…so I’ll split this into parts, nothing fancy like the Twilight saga, but I’ll try to get as close as I can 😉
THEE Race Part 1: Thee Expo
Saturday, Beks and I met up for an easy shakeout run of a whopping 2 miles. Yahoo! I have been pretty nervous since my right glute/IT/hammy area has been acting up. Put that out of your mind Kat…don’t think about it!

Tape = Necessity.
Myself, K, Beks, Sunita, and Meghan headed to the Expo so we could get there early on Saturday and then have time for our priorities – eating and gabbing.
We ended up at the Vinoy hotel in St. Petersburg around 10am in time to get early access to our bibs and goodie bags!
I couldn’t find my name in the race roster and then remembered to use my maiden name. Ah ha!
This lovely lady, K, volunteered to pace me at the race. What a run angel! I am so blessed to have wonderful friends!
Especially when they try on clothes in portable tents just to make me giggle:
We were told that the expo was on the smaller side, but it was just enough! We all found stuff we’d been eyeing and loved the fun raffles and medals abound! Run Disney was there to represent and I made sure to check out the bling I’d be getting next year.
It was great weather, which was a great precursor for Sunday! We got in some hefty expo-ing before venturing outside of the Vinoy.
Then we remembered something…
Fit 2 Run, a store I frequent quite often and I am also an ambassador for, was celebrating a grand opening in their St. Petersburg store and were offering giveaways, sales, and a free trolley ride from the expo! We were all in!
Trolley ride here we come!
My loot? A Nike skort 1/2 off…my fabulous roller stick…some half Mary shirts and magnets! Goal!!
We found a quick bite to eat after shopping till we dropped and were on our way home. It was the perfect day to get me mentally prepared for Sunday with great girl time!
That night: pre-race carbs and relaxing!
Pizza was the name of my game…shooooooot 😉
Tomorrow’s post: THEE race part 2: thee race .. Lol
What are your pre race rituals or to dos?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    November 18, 2012, 8:03 pm

    You finished! Congrats :-D. That expo looks like heaps of fun, and one day I want to do a Disney event.

    Rest up – I’m looking forward to the next recaps 🙂

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      November 18, 2012, 9:40 pm

      Thanks Kate! You’re always welcome to stay with us!

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    November 18, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Shoooooooot! Love it. Looked like fun. I need to visit you gals for a race for sure;)

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      November 18, 2012, 9:41 pm

      Haha sure thing Larisa! It’d be a hoot!

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    November 18, 2012, 8:24 pm

    Congratulations girl!!! woot woot! What’s next?

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      November 18, 2012, 9:42 pm

      Thanks girl same to you! Brandon half in 2 weeks!

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    November 18, 2012, 8:34 pm

    Great pictures, Kat! And congrats on a great finish! The night before a race, I don’t eat anything too fancy or out of the ordinary, and on race morning, I always eat the same breakfast–oatmeal, coffee, and lots of water. I also have specific “race attire” that I wear. 🙂

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      November 18, 2012, 9:43 pm

      Thanks Carrie! When I do a full I’m going to have to fuel with food for sure!

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    November 18, 2012, 9:00 pm

    I loved the expo too!! You did so good today, can’t wait for the rest of your saga 🙂

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    November 18, 2012, 10:18 pm

    Before a race I always seem to be uber concerned about water and sleep… the one time I wasn’t I totally tanked!

    The Princess medal is SOOO pretty in person!! I cannottttt waiit!

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    November 18, 2012, 10:44 pm

    ohhhh man! looks like a great start!! now i can’t wait to hear all about your great finish!!!! whooop!! i am sure you owned the crap out of it! xoxo

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      November 19, 2012, 12:34 am

      Thanks Jenna! Thankful for cool weather! 😉

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    November 18, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Hey Kat!! It looks like you had a ton of fun! Congrats on your first half – keep resting! You totally deserve it! The palm trees in your area look AMAZING!! The trees here are all bare :(… disney bling is unreal – I can’t wait to do a disney race someday!!

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      November 19, 2012, 12:35 am

      Thanks girl! Come on down to play in our palm trees! 😉

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    November 19, 2012, 12:20 am

    Can’t wait to hear more!! Those portable tents are funny for trying on clothes. The whole day looks really fun!

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    November 19, 2012, 12:56 am

    Yayy!! Love part 1 and the pics!! Lol cant wait to read the next part.. ( and i was there lol)

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