Thursday, February 24, 2011

Three Things Thursday: Disney Princess Edition ...

1. 48 hours from now, I will be landing in Orlando and I could not be more excited. Not only to I get to run my FAVORITE race on Sunday, but I get to hang out with some super cool bloggy peeps, including Katye, Heather and Wifey (we are all taking part in The Blogroller's Get Moving! Initiative).

I know a ton of other bloggers will be in attendance for the race, so if you see a 20-something, fo-hawked mom of three while you are out and about, please introduce yourself. I promise, I don't bite. Usually ...

2. As you all know, the most important part of race day preparation is outfit selection. For last year's Princess Half, I dressed as Belle. I wore yellow from head to toe and even sported a tiara. But this year, I'm taking a different approach. I'm going to be a Punk Rock Princess, donned in hot pink and lime (with the signature fo-hawk, of course). It will be nearly impossible to miss me. Just look for this outfit ...

It's my goal to prove that you can look cute and still be bada**.

3. I've said it before, but I have a thing for numbers. I almost always dissect my bib numbers to find the "hidden meaning." My number for Sunday's race is 750. I like this number for many reasons. First, it's low, which means I'm practically an elite. Second, 7 is my birth date and my favorite number. And third, I like to think that it means I am going to PR by 7:50. Yes, it seems like a lot, but it's quite possible. A 7:50 PR would fall right in the range between my goal (1:55) and the projected time from my January 15K (1:48). I know I can run somewhere in that range. My only concern is the temperature. It's forecasted to be 60 degrees at the start, much warmer than I'm used to.

42 comments:

Katie said...

ok, i love the outfit! tons of luck being thrown your way - hoping that means you'll PR by AT LEAST 7:50!

Silly Girl Running said...

I'm predicting: 1:50 or even faster! :)

Jogging with Fiction said...

good luck! you're going to be awesome, especially with that sweet outfit!

Allison said...

There's really no way you can't get a monster PR in an outfit like that! Best of luck - can't wait to hear all about it.

journey said...

You are going to rock this half-marathon! I am loving the outfit and you will definitely stand out! Can't wait to hear about it and see your pics from it.

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Love, love, love those colors!!!! Can't wait to hear your awesome report!!

Carly said...

Good luck! I think we all know that you're going to kill it.

Disney_Casey said...

Have fun and good luck! I love love love your outfit, your gonna rock it!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Here's to SMASHING that PR!!

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Good luck, T! If I see you, I'll be sure to say hi. :)

Deb said...

Love the outfit! I dissect my race numbers too. :)

Emily said...

Good luck, you can totally kill it!

Michelle said...

Love the outfit!! You're gonna do great - enjoy it!!

Kayla said...

Love the outfit! You're going to rock it! :) Maybe I'll see you there..I'll be on the look out!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Projected 1:48??? Wow (gulp), I feel the pressure. And it's snowing outside my window, not sure I can even get to the gym today.

I hope it doesn't get too much warmer than 60 for you guys. But, you may not need perfect weather to crush that 1:55!

CupCake said...

I love the punk rock princess idea! And best of luck in your race- you're going to do amazingly!

Hannah said...

Adorable outfit, and I am so excited that someone else out there finds meaning in their race numbers, too! And you're totally elite with 750. Bam!

Looking forward to hearing all about your weekend! Give Katye a big hug from me!

Jen said...

1. Wish I was going too.
2. Outfit - TDF
3. 750... yeah, PR, baby!

Julia said...

I love that you analyze your numbers like that...I think I want to start doing that too! haha. Also...outfit = perfect! Good luck! I hope you rock out and get that PR!

Marlene said...

Awesome outfit! Punk rock princess... I love it! Have a fantastic race!! I sense a big PR!

Runners Fuel said...

LOVE the outfit!!

Laurie said...

Why stop at 1:48, I think the 750 is actually going to be your pace, I feel a 1:42 in your future! :) No matter what, you're going to rock and you'll definitely look good doing it! Good luck!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Your training is so solid a 7:50 PR is completely on the table! As for heat you are used to running in the heat during the summers in VA. Simply tell yourself that it's July and drink!

Enjoy the fellowship with all the blogging runners and have a great time. No luck needed because you are prepared!

Colleen said...

Love the outfit! Take tons of pictures!!!!

And that 7:50 PR is in reach girl... go get it!!!

Meredith said...

Seriously so excited for you guys!!! You are going to have so much fun! Good luck!

Meredith said...

Oh and you SO have that PR in the bag!

Shells said...

Can't wait to hear about your awesome PR, the other excellent outfits you encounter, and fun times in general!!

If we lived in the same town, I would most definitely want to run with you and shop for and plan fun running outfits. :o)

Rae said...

Good luck! Have a blast!

Rose said...

I love your outfit! Yay for knee high socks!

Zoƫ said...

Oooo! You CAN PR by 7:50! Go TMB! Have a blast!

Stephanie said...

GOOD LUCK! Have tons of fun and take mucho pictures of you rockin that neon bad.ass outfit. :)

Cynthia said...

I always love all your racing outfits! You will definately look like a bad***!! Can't wait to see pics and you are going to rock that PR!!

Stefanie D. said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great!

kimert said...

Great outfit!! Good luck and have fun!!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Have agreat race. I'm so jealous of your blogger meet-up. One of these days...

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

I'm definitely going to have to start paying more attention to my bib numbers.

GOOD LUCK!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

I dreamt that i was running in the princess half last night! I am so jealous!! i want to run that race SOOOO friggin bad!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!! I'll probably check the live results to see how you ladies are doing. HAVE FUN!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

WOOHOO I can't wait. I've been in Orlando since Sunday and OMG its HOT!I will look out for you on race day!

Wifey said...

Can't wait! I'm sure you're going to ROCK those numbers!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Carmen said...

I am starting to have vibes about race numbers too. I just realized only one of mine has not had a 3 in it. Now my eyes are open for those 3s. I can't wait to do that half. It is not an if just a when. Can't wait to hear about it. You'll rock!

MCM Mama said...

Have a great time! Knock that PR out of the park!

FruitFly said...

I kept an eye open for that outfit - mainly the socks - before the race. Obviously in the sea of people I never found you - but I know you were there!