Thursday, June 17, 2010

Duluth Or Bust....Grandma's Here I Come!

Well, I am attempting to be all organized and pack everything needed for my little trip up to Duluth, Minnesota for Grandma's half marathon!  We are planning on heading out tomorrow at noon:)  I hope that the road construction is at a minimum and that we make it there in a timely manner.  I am pretty darn excited for my very first Grandma's experience!  It is a beautiful course right along Lake Superior.  I promise to take lots of gorgeous pictures to share in my race recap!  I want to really enjoy running this one and plan to soak it all in.  My main goal is to have a great time...drinking may or may not be involved post race:)  Just kidding, drinking will absolutely be involved!  I hear that it is one big party!  Perhaps a post race beer will be on my agenda.  I need to make Jamoosh and MCM Mama proud:)

My race starts at 6:30 AM on Saturday:)  Please send me run fast vibes...a little cow bell would be nice too!

My next post will be Sunday afternoon.  Good luck to everyone else running this weekend!  Happy running, biking, swimming and lifting!  Cheers to you all!

Marcia is hosting a Scape sunscreen giveaway!
Rad Runner is hosting a Peaceful Mountain product and a Veagan cookie giveaway!
Angie is hosting a Nuun hydration and Spibelt giveaway!
Sarah is hosting a Bondi Bands giveaway!

53 comments:

  1. drinking may or may not....Girl, time for a mental reset. DRINKING MUST be involved post race.

    Also, you can't get too much cowbell. Own this course and show it no mercy.

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  2. Sending good vibes for fast running and lots of fun

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  3. I've got a feva, and the only perscription is more cow bell!!!!!

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  4. Good luck you will do great :)

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  5. Have a great time. I know you will do great.

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  6. have a blast!! it's gonna be fun;-) and have a cold one for all us bloggy folks post race

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  7. positive race vibes being sent .... here's to a great time and some fast feet!

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  8. Good luck! you will do awesome! Have fun! Duluth area is such a gorgeous area and I hope to run there some day as well!! :)

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  9. Good luck Julie! Wishing you zero road construction (is that even possible in the summer???) and a speedy race! Have fun!!

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  10. hmmm, sounds like drinking will definitely be on the agenda!

    Definetly soak it all in.

    Have a wonderful race, and enjoy!!!!

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  11. Grandma's sounds like a really fun race! Have a blast! I'll be awake when your race starts and definitely will send some vibes your way :)

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  12. Everybody loves cowbell! Can't wait to hear all about your race (and the party!) Have fun and GO, GO, GO!!

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  13. Good Luck, JulieA!!!! ;)
    It'll be 5:30 here in Colorado when you're out there having one of the best times of your life, so my cheers may be a little droopy cuz I'll be a little tired, but darn it, I will be awake and thinking of you every second!! Yahoo!!

    A guy from my running group is doing the full. He'll run about a 3:10 or a bit better (I hope) so look for him :).

    RUN JulieA, RUN!!!!
    XOXO

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  14. Good luck Julie and have lots of fun!

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  15. Goooo Julie! Kick some grandma half-mary butt. I've heard so many great things about that race. Might need to put that one on the marathon list of to-do's. Can't wait to see all the pics (before's and after's) and read all about it. Sending fast race vibes your way on Sunday!

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  16. Good Luck Julie! I will be watching for you. We are heading out at noon too.

    PS:
    Word on the street from my Duluth buddies....traffic is a nightmare when you get into town.

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  17. Woohoo Have fun! Can't wait to see the pics!

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  18. Road construction…? For a minute there I thought you were coming to visit me! Have a blast! Sending all the good vibes you need!

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  19. I hear you guys have two seasons up there. Winter and Road Construction. ;)

    Have a good race, Julie!

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  20. Good Luck and run fast Julie!!!

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  21. Good luck and have fun Julie! I am seriously considering G'mas marathon for next year.

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  22. Have a great race!

    Btw on my blog, those are cucumbers, there wasn't really a recipe for it I just fried up the halloumi in a non stick pan, boiled up some wholewheat pasta threw some chilli sauce on it and put it on the plate with the salad which was chopped little gem lettuce, sundried tomatoes, green pimento stuffed olives and cucumber. It was a really simple lunch :-) Hope you enjoy it if you make it!

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  23. It sounds like a gorgeous course for a race! I hope you have a fantastic time and enjoy that post-race beer!

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  24. After some races, nothing could taste better than an ice cold beer.
    Kinda tough since I don't drink...
    Good luck!

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  25. I am so excited for you, Julie! Have a blast! Can't wait to see the pics!

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  26. Do you hear the cow bell? That's me! Rock it girl!

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  27. Hi, Julie! Can't wait to hear about Grandma's 1/2 Marathon. I wonder if Dick Beardsley will be there...? What a nice man:)

    Rock that race, girl!

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  28. Good luck tomorrow Julie! Hear that cowbell? I'm ringing it!! :)

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  29. Good luck! I'll be ringing mine from way out on the east coast. Can't wait to see your picks--it sounds beautiful!

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  30. You are going to have such a fun weekend! Good luck!

    I was up almost to Duluth (Carlton) for court on Tuesday and there wasn't any road construction up that far . . . hopefully it will be smooth sailing. :)

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  31. Yay! Good luck and have fun!! Safe travels....

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  32. good luck and kick some butt!!

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  33. Have a great race! Hope you can find a beer you like. ;o)

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  34. Good luck, run fast and have a great time!

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  35. Good luck Julie. You're going to do great!

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  36. One thing Grandma's needs is more cowbell.

    Last time I ran it, Dick was in my starting area. Still kicked my butt... 20 years my elder.

    Have fun.

    It's more runnin' than I've been doin'

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  37. Good luck Julie! You'll rock this half! Looking forward to the pics and recap :)

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  38. Enjoy your race on Saturdy at 06:30! Let's know the race report :)

    Yesterday the American soccer team played a great match :) 2 - 2 against Slovenian soccer team! Good luck for the next match against Algerian soccer team the 23th of June.
    Have a nice running weekend!

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  39. How was the race? I'm sure you were super speedy and you had a great race. Looking forward to your race report :)

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  40. Sorry I'm late to the show! Belated fast running vibes!

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  41. You go girl and have a great run. Remember the reward is in the achievement and not the result!! I'll be back in blogland by tomorrow, been on vacation for 2 weeks.

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  42. I couldn't wait for knowing all the details of your triumph but the lazy site said: try later! Well, you will not believe but 357 was my same number of bib yesterday!

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  43. Hope it went superbly :)
    Looking forward to the recap...

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