Saturday, November 2, 2013

I Think I'm Ready

Today I headed on down to the Viaduct Events Centre to pick up my race pack - it was kind of exciting!

I entered endless competitions, and picked up endless brochures, got a copy of a Runners World that I had missed and a pace band for 2:10 which I think is a bit fast for me.  I found my name on the lead vehicle (fourth row right at the bottom) and took a photo, as you do:

The race T-shirts are quite nice this year - I will definitely wear it.

But I think my awesomeist acquisition at the expo was a pair of Dual jandals from the wonderful guys at Total Sport:

I'm really looking forward to running their Speight's West Coaster in three weeks time, and the Dual in March!

After the expo I met with four awesome local running bloggers for lunch:

Rachel from Curious Runner Girl
Michelle from Run Kiwi Run!
Vera from Super Generic Girl
Jody from Kreachr's Little Corner
It was so nice to meet all you lovely ladies - this is going to be an annual event, right?!

Afterwards I spent a lazy afternoon at home assembling my gear and trying to decide what time to aim for.  I think it is 2:15, but let's see what the morning brings.  I hope I will sleep, as there are fireworks going off all around us tonight!

 I think I'm ready.


  1. Good luck!! You are going to do great! I can't wait to hear about it, so post an update soon after!

    1. Thanks Abby! I'm happy with my result and can't wait to share!

  2. I really enjoyed lunch, it was great to meet everyone. You looked lovely, sorry I didn't recognise you out of running gear! Would you mind terribly if I used the group photo for my blog too?

    Congrats on an awesome run today btw :)

    1. Wasn't it fun - I think it should be an annual event - big thanks to Rachel for organising!
      Yes, yes, use the photo - I emailed you the big file.
      Today was awesome. Sorry I missed you!

    2. My pleasure, I loved it. You girls are awesome sauce! Yes, annually indeed, great idea :)

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  4. So lovely to finally meet you! And yay - congrats on the run today!

  5. Good luck! Can't wait to read the recap :) the race shirt is pretty awesome.

  6. Yes! Great to have met you, look forward to your race recap :)

  7. Lovely to meet you! And definitely keen for this to be an annual event!


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