6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

But what will I WEAR??

As a basketball player people knew my number and my last name, I had an identity. When I SCORED my name was blasted over the loud speaker and people cheered, honestly I LOVED that!!! As a runner I have a race number but my name is LOST....so I decided to do something about that. Who knows if I will regret my choice, as I run past packs of SCREAMING bubbly cheerleaders on the course but.... We went to Wal-Mart and bought decals.. I know you are TOTALLY curious what Tall Mom will wear for her first Marathon...

You can cut the tension with a knife... SMILE!!
Clumsy girl with an Iron, this cant be good..
My VERY DEEP wording, took at least 2 minutes to think of it. All laid out and ready to GO!!
Follow the instructions, the only thing I did wrong was try to do the last two words together and I bumped the "E" in my name. Thankfully I caught it after the first iron pass and was able to salvage the situation (see I am a total CLAUD).
And here you have it.. A little flubbed on my name, but for a first try not to shabby. Plus I did not ruin the shirt, so it can still be worn on race day.. And what does the whole outfit look like??? Dun...Dun...Dun....
Ta Dah!! Yes I am a victim of matchy matchy. My shoes match my shirt, which match my socks. All garments have been battle tested for comfort and longevity. I have placed my Gu and chomps in the pockets I plan to use. The IPOD is getting a revamp tonight, the Garmin is fully charged, my shoes are broken in and all items are clean and ready to RUN!!
Front view.. Love my Nike..
Nathan is still a big ?? I think I will trust the water stations at literally EVERY MILE and use my pockets in my clothes. Dave will meet me at mile 14ish with the cutest tiny bottle of Blue Gatorade (also purchased at Wal-Mart). I love my blue Gatorade, but I don't think I need to carry the extra weight just to have it. I could go all water or gulp down a Cytomax if needed... Now you can spot me in the crowd, the 6 Foot Mama in blue.
GO MEL!!
FYI Shelby and I had a great 3 mile run yesterday, once I get a photo of the two of us I will post about it. I have posted about EVERY run in my 16 weeks of training... WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS :)

13 comments:

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Mel! Have been out of action in blogland this last week - will be back big time next week.

I'll probably be incommunicado this weekend, so I wanted to say HAVE AN AWESOME MARATHON!!!!!

You'll do soooooooo well, I know it! You've done the work, you did a brilliant half and you've got a "Go Fast Mel" shirt!

Will be thinking of you!!

ps. Any chance I can put in an order for a "Go Fast Mel" for my first marathon too? :)

pps. Please can you come and chat on my show during the week? Will FB you about this...

J said...

Cool shirt! Looks like you are all set for the marathon! Good luck!

HEATHER said...

Ok. Wow. I need a nap. I read the first picture as "Go Fast LEM!" and I was thinking "hmm, who is Lem, is she running with someone else?" yeah. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck this weekend, i can not wait to hear about the race!!!

Kelly said...

I am so glad you decided to put your name on your shirt. When I am watching marathons I always try to yell for the people who have names on their shirt. If I ever run a marathon I will definitely do that. If I don't get to post again, good luck!!!!

robinbb said...

I love the outfit! I have taken my water belt to all my marathons, but I like knowing I can drink water when I want it, especially when taking my gels, like when I am dying and need a boost of energy. But it does get annoying so I think you made the right choice in leaving it home.

Jen said...

That is excellent! You're sure to get lots of attention! :)

aron said...

love it!!! the rock n roll series usually have you name on your bib too :)

i always wear my fuel belt just because i am used to having it and the water stations can get SO crowded, esp in those big races. plus i am not very good at drinking on the run :) but def do what makes you most comfortable!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

Carlee said...

Have a great race; sounds like you've got everything you need...esp. the customized shirt!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

Tom is working SO hard to meet his weekly goal by tomorrow so we can be there!!! Your outfit is cute on top of being a good choice for race day...Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

love the shirt, i could even wear it! LOL Have a great race if i don't check in before then, looking forward to hearing about it!

Oz Runner said...

best of luck...great shirt..looking forward to the report

IzzyBubbles said...

Me likey the shirt!! I did an iron-on shirt for my hubs the last time he ran a marthon - the back of it said "I can handle my tacos." Inside joke. :) He said it made for some interesting coversation along the way!

Outfit looks great, and there's nothing wrong with matching. Everything I own is turquoise, so I'm always matchy matchy, too. :) I think we need to know what kind of shorts those are, they look awesome.

The Happy Runner said...

I LOVE it! LOVE it!

Yes, run fast, Mel. You know you can! Have an AWESOME time!