Y'all, this is like Christmas morning for me! Ever since becoming a J&A Ambassador last summer, I have been counting down the days until Shamrock weekend. I really fell in love with this event last March and am so proud to represent this racing company. And their biggest race of the year is finally here!!!
As you are reading this, my friend Jen (from All Four Love) and I are currently traveling to Virginia Beach- about a 5-6 hour drive. Keep your fingers crossed that we don't hit too much traffic and we're able to get to the expo on time- I've got to work the J&A booth at 11:30!
We've got such a cool and awesome weekend in front of us- I'm running the 8k and the half, Jen is running the half, and my brother Adam is joining us in Virginia Beach tomorrow and running the half with me on Sunday. It will be his first and I am so excited that I get to run this with him!
I'm also really looking forward to connecting with other friends that will be down for the race- I think seeing my running family is one of my favorite parts of a race weekend! In addition to an expo that will be packed with cool vendors, I'm excited about the speaker series that J&A puts on, including a few sessions with Bart Yasso. He'll also be available for pictures at the J&A booth so I might be stalking him for another selfie, or rather, a Bartie!
|With Bart Yasso at the WDW Marathon Expo.|
But what I'm most excited for, what I've dreamt about for what seems like forever, is running a distance race again. I cannot wait for the start of the half marathon. To hear the national anthem, to watch the corrals go off in front of me, to have those nervous butterflies as the race starts- pure ecstasy for me. This will be my first half marathon back after the stress fracture and the latest bout of crazy with my toe. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Thirteen point one miles of fun, accomplishment, and victory is waiting for me on Sunday and I can't wait to get after it.
If you're coming to Virginia Beach this weekend, be sure to connect with me- I've got some Shamrock goody bags full of good luck wishes and chocolate! You can find me at the J&A Booth at the expo today from 12-5 and tomorrow from 1-6. You can also find me in corral 12 for the 8k on Saturday morning and corral 10 for the half on Sunday morning.
If you won't be joining me and 30,000 of my closest friends for Shamrock Marathon Weekend, make sure you're following on twitter, facebook, and instagram as I'll be sharing a ridiculous amount of pictures with the hashtag #ShamrockOn15.
It's finally here- so let's ShamROCK!