Saturday before my last half marathon EVER (promise)

March 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Before I left for Sarasota yesterday I asked Mack to help me pick the winners of the free Airheads Trampoline Arena 7-day fun passes that I had to give away.

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We employed our usual giveaway method of operation…

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Congratulations to Jessica and Ali!

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Thank you to everyone who left a comment to enter the giveaway! I can attest to how much fun it is to jump at Airheads…check out my post about the time I took a TrampoLEAN fitness class there! I highly recommend it.

Yesterday afternoon I picked up my friends Carlise and Megan…

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and we headed over the Sunshine Skyway bridge on our way to Sarasota.

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Once we got down there our first stop was naturally Trader Joe’s.

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For those of you who have a Trader Joe’s in your town it may seem silly, but to us Tampa Bay people, Trader Joe’s Sarasota is a destination in and of itself.

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We stocked up on some snacks for the hotel room and a tiny bit of wine.

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Pretty soon our other IRunMommies friends who were also going to be doing the Sarasota Half Marathon arrived and we all headed out in search of dinner.

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We landed at a local place called Lucia’s Pizza Italian Grill.

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Sounds like a good place to carb-load, right? It turned out that they were actually at capacity with reservations, but the bartender at Legends Sports Pub next door told us we could sit at their open-air bar and order from Lucia’s, so that’s what we did. Legends had a big-ass fan.

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The pictures don’t do justice to how big this fan truly was.

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We all properly carb-loaded.

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Then we walked back to the hotel and hit the sack in anticipation of the EARLY morning ahead. I know I was feeling pretty anxious, and more than a couple of my friends said they were as well. It’s always hard to get restful sleep the night before a big race.

Stay tuned for my Sarasota Half Marathon recap!

Cya.