The "event" really started for me on Thursday afternoon . . . . when the treadmills were delivered [from Athlete's Performance]. It felt like Christmas day. Then it came in . . . the photo of my [heee hee]Woodway Treadmills. [you can check them out on Facebook here, oh and feel free to mention to them how you think I should get one for half price while you are at it. ;) ]
Next off to pick up Dawn - awesome. Did I mention she realized this was "outside" on Thursday night at 9pm?! hilarious. Sunscreen anyone?!
Then I got an email from an amazing blogger which yep, sent me into tears. [shocking, I know] but the most awesome email ever.
emails like this. stories like hers.
a w e s o m e.
in bed by 9:40. . . . alseep by 10:30. . . .awake at 2:00am
ya, not great but I'll take it.
The alarm was set for 3:30 anyway.
nerves on a scale of 1-10 . . . . 1.4
hunger scale 1-10 . . . . 0.4
Let's get this freaking run started scale 1-10 . . . . 44.
Got a shower - ya, it was going to be a while until my next one.
brushed teeth - ditto from above
got dressed - thanks Vemma!
got Jesus [prayer time] ;)
got 1/2 a bagel down
got 1/2 pickle juice down
brushed teeth again - ya forgot about the needed to eat thing.
got my PRR bag packed, thanks Ron!
got in the car.
Checked phone. . .
awwwww. heck. freaking. ya. this was sooo going to be my day.
Escorted to the "green room" --- ya, I just like saying that. "green room"
where Dawn got this little photo of me and my Peanut looking tired but ready!
look in cupboards or
next. the. walk. through. the. studio.
so love that Dawn took this photo. It was a fun moment. Chatting with the news people about the "RUN EMZ" shirts. Scott Light, he was awesome.
SL: hey you really running for 24?
Me: naaaaa just thought it'd get me on TV.
Me: yes, I cannot freaking wait.
[weird pause....did she just say "freaking"?]
SL: love the shirts. who designed those?
Me: Patrick [then I go on about him being a blogger, his blog name, that I met him in Boston,
shoe size and one day the design for the RUNEMZ shirt was in my email inbox]
SL: very cool. I'm going to run with you today!
Me: awww heck ya! Can't wait!
Set-up time . . . .
Thank you DAN!!
And yep, my parents, they rock.
not only was my mom [and my sister "happy"] my "manager", my go to in good and bad, my best cheerleader . . . .they also stayed the whole freaking night. Yep, all twenty-freaking-four hours.
We got the AC units going. All thanks to one "Randy" [this man is a one man show, he does it all]
Treadmills were leveled. I got my laugh on with my main man "Jay" [camera guy]. This man was awesome. Felt right at home.
Enter Medical team [the freaking awesom-est ever . . DeRosa Medical]
bring out the snu.......ggie?! What?!
fine I'll show you the photo.
I'm. a. believer!
Ya, I've got my "run emz" bracelet on. I hear they are going for $4.44 on eBay. Maybe that was in pesos, can't remember.
One last "I'm a nerd" photo . . .
time for that 24 hour clock to start and start counting down . . .
time to raise money.
time for the training to be put to use.
time for Sojourner.