Poignant Irrelevance

Saturday, September 30, 2006

at the expo, i walked up to the table that had all of the pace bands. i asked the lady, "are these free?". she responds, "yes. do you know what these are?"

granted, i don't look like a runner, but come on! i have my race packet with me which means i've probably logged 400+ miles to get to this point. geez. oh well, not a big deal, but i thought it was an interesting question to pose. if i was 6'0 and 165 lbs soaking wet, something tells me she wouldn't have asked me if i knew what a pace band was.

ok, moving on (sort of). without responding to her question, i asked her for a 4:20. originally, i had no plans to wear a pace band this time around but i'm at the expo and its free!

after walking around for a while, i noticed a yellow lanc7-armstr0ng-style pace band. cool! they were $5 but some of the proceeds went to a charity, so i bought one. what a cool idea...here it is:

here is the website. i don't know how many times i will actually refer to it, but what the heck.

at the expo, i also purchased a new marathon hoodie. i decided not to purchase the poster because i don't like it. i can always order one later if i feel the need eh? they were also giving out free cotton gloves to keep warm!! awesome, now i can chuck them without guilt.

weather update: now it is supposed to be "unseasonably warm". its supposed to hit 70 by noon vs. the average high temp of 66. as long as its not humid though, i can deal.

health update: who celebrates their health within 7 days of the marathon and then comes down with a cold inside of 3 days to the starting gun? yeah, go me. i've been fighting it for the last 2 days in particular. you know when every time you sneeze, a big pile of mucus lands in your hand? heh.

but i've made it this far, i'm not going down without a fight. i have no idea what to expect in terms of how the lungs will respond. maybe it won't affect me much or maybe it'll have a big impact, i'm not sure. who knows! maybe i will take in a little more water than i had planned.

see you on the other side dudes!!!


  • AHHH!!! have fun!! :)

    and i think i have a huge chip on my shoulder...this guy at school just gets on my nerves. he thinks i don't know anything about running. he ran 22 miles this weekend and i ran 10 b/c it was a cut back week. he was like, congratulations, that so great!!! good for you!!

    i just rolled my eyes like, do you not pay ANY attention to me? i have done this before! i think i'm too sensitive!!

    but whatever, you look like a runner to me!!

    kick some running butt!

    By Anonymous Audrey, at 12:14 PM  

  • GOOD LUCK!! Have a great time tomorrow and enjoy the race!!!!!

    Hope you feel better soon!

    By Blogger Rae, at 5:19 PM  

  • Those are pretty cool pace bands - I'll have to check that link out.

    Good luck tomorrow! I should be out there somewhere, and I'll be rooting for you!! Hope the weather cooperates for you - you deserve nice weather after last year.

    (You didn't say anything about it, but be careful about taking any decongenstant, as they have a dehydrating effect. I found that out the hard way once. Maybe bring along a bandana for a snot rag?)

    By Blogger mg, at 5:50 PM  

  • It's all that kissing making you sneeze!

    I love that pace band, awesome idea. I remember ripping my off last year, this one I might actually want to keep on.

    Good luck tomorrow! You are going to do great.

    By Anonymous ali, at 6:08 PM  

  • remember...smooth and strong.

    i'm cheering for you!

    By Blogger Running Chick, at 9:02 PM  

  • good luck dude!

    By Blogger Danny, at 9:57 PM  

  • Good luck. Have fun. Seize the day.

    By Blogger april anne, at 12:12 AM  

  • Since they're free, you should have asked for a 2:30. that'd shut her up.

    Good luck! I can't wait to read about it and see the pictures!

    By Blogger M@rla, at 1:00 PM  

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