6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

You Go Girl JOIN IN!!

On Sunday September 26th many local female runners will hit the start line for the You Go Girl! Half Marathon & 10K HERE. The race is not is Seattle it is in Tacoma, WA. I know nothing about the course but I am EXCITED to run in an all women race. This will not be a PR race for me because I will be hosting TMB HERE and pacing her to her coveted sub 2 hour PR!!
I am truly looking forward to this race and to meeting all of the members of team "Will Run for Ice Cream." Our team captain Diana HERE has done an AMAZING job of keeping everyone in the loop on team runs and getting us all signed up before the price went UP.. I have sorta taken the role of the stylist for the race. I am sooo excited to see how many of us show up in the team uniform...
Headband designed by Deshler Designs HERE. FYI TMB has a Giveaway for Deshler Designs HERE.

Nike tank top can be purchased HERE and comes in a variety of colors. We are going with the Blue.
Pink Dots Running Skirt HERE. And of course some fun pink socks to finish the outfit.. FUN!!
  • There are so many ladies running this race... so if I forget you on the list below please leave a comment with your Blog and I will link you in.. And FYI anyone can join Team Will Run for Ice Cream, just let us know...
Click name to be linked to Blog

Diana- Team Captain

Kerrie- Birthday on Race Day!!
Navy Wife
And??? leave me a comment with your Blog address or email me and I will add you to the list..
There are already plans in the works by Jill and Amanda for a Bloggy meet up and carbo night!!! So be sure to let us know if you are interested..
  • Does this sound like fun??
  • You CAN do something like this is your area and now is the time to START PLANNING!!
  • Find a Race and REGISTER
  • Gather friends, family and local runners.. Dailymile is a GREAT way to meet local runners and look up who is running in upcoming events.
  • Pick a team captain, team name and team outfit
  • Run for FUN or run together to raise money for a good cause
  • Plan training runs and create training plans to get ready
  • Plan events surrounding the race weekend, meet up at the expo, carbo load the night before, photo ops at the start line, and post race celebration.

What to you have coming up that you are looking forward to?



Marlene said...

I so wish I could come!!!! You're going to have a blast!!!

Denise said...

i'd love to do an all woman race! you're going to have so much fun!!

Kate Geisen said...

Have fun! It sounds like a blast! Love the team unis, too. :)

I'm really excited about meeting some friends to ride the Capital City Century in Springfield, IL, on Sept. 12. Also, last night I decided to run in to Go! St. Louis 10k in October...I just need to settle on a costume now! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

This is a great idea. I know you all will have a great race experince and make wonderful friendships.

Someday I would love to do this locally.

Jamie said...

This sounds awesome! You gave me a great idea with putting a team together for my first marathon. It may give me that extra push I need. :)

Your outfits look awesome. Have fun!!

Darlene said...

I wish I lived in Washington - I'm running in the Fasig-Tipton 5k in Saratoga, NY this Sat.

J said...

It looks like such a fun race! I love the outfits! You girls are going to look soooo cute!

RunToTheFinish said...

what a great race and those outfits will rock the house

No Longer Using said...

you MUST have been captain of your bball team. and i think in your past life you were PRES of the US!!!!! (maybe also in your next life?!). you do it all! and you are a PLANNER and a DOER and a group leader, for sure. very motivating!!! love that NIKE shirt, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

No Longer Using said...

you MUST have been captain of your bball team. and i think in your past life you were PRES of the US!!!!! (maybe also in your next life?!). you do it all! and you are a PLANNER and a DOER and a group leader, for sure. very motivating!!! love that NIKE shirt, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

track coach and adorable wife said...

That sounds like so much fun, and with such great outfits to boot! I wish I could do the race but A- Ha, that is way too far for me to run yet and B- we have races the previous THREE weekends so I promised the hubs one off. BUT I would still love to meet everyone (what a dream) so can non racers crash the bloggy meetup and just carbo load for no reason?

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting our uniform. I hadn't seen the ice cream headbands yet, they are adorable!

Kathi Clarke said...

Cute uniforms!!!! Our Rally Girls team will see you out there on the course....but I don't think we can live up to those outfits, LOL! It's going to be such a fun race! Rally On!

OrangeBlossom said...

This outfit is too cute! Do you mind if we use some of it for our race?

My mom, my sister, and myself are running a half & full marathon together on Sept 4th. We made a pact a few weeks ago that we wouldn't eat any ice cream until after the race. Wouldn't this outfit be fitting?

Unknown said...

You guys are going to have so much fun. I have my own little half planned for the 26th too! I'm still trying to figure out what to wear.

Kerrie said...

Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

that totally does look like an absolute BLAST! i'm looking forward to the vacation that i'm heading on in about 24 hours. eeek! i'm so excited for it haha :)

Aimee said...

That is so awesome! You are all going to have so much fun! :)

runningitoff1 said...

That is a great idea! I might have to do something like that in my area.

Lisa said...

This sounds like SO much fun! I can't wait to read all about the race and dinner! Love the uniform too!

Average Woman Runner said...

Hi Mel -
I'm registered for the 10k race & I have that tank top but I'm not officially registered as part of the team. Should I try to fix that at the expo?
Cute headbands! Will they be posted on Etsy soon?

Also, Becka from http://50halfmarathonsin50states.blogspot.com/
is using this race for her "Washington" race.

Will there be some sort of meeting location/time at teh Expo or pre-race/post-race so we can meet each other?

Let me know if there is anyone in Seattle who wants to do a run. I have Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun off each week.

- Alma in Seattle (averagewomanrunner.blogspot.com)

Laura said...

You ladies are going to have sooooo much fun! Love that headband!

Emily - DeshlerDesigns.com said...

I plan on making several ice cream headbands for the runners in the "You Go Girl!" Half Marathon & 10K. The ribbon is in transit to me and I will put them up for sale in my Etsy shop as soon as I get my hands on that adorable ribbon!! :-)

Emily :)
Deshler Designs

Becka said...

My sister (not a blogger) and I are coming up for that from Colorado. We would love to meet some Bloggy runners! :D

I just LOVE your outfits, they are beyond cute!!!!

Becka said...

PS - we would like to be on the team, just ordered my gear!

Zoƫ said...

Don't forget me! I'm signed up for the 10K!

Heather said...

I love that outfit!!

Anonymous said...

I am doing the run as well (Kadie @ theresheruns.blogspot.com)! We have a lot of beginners, so our team (of 23 woohoo) is doing the 10k (we even have 2 guys that get to wear pink outfits)!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

AH! I wish I was running! But being so close to Portland I am gong to host the meet up and be a spectator!!

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