Before we even get into the mess that is the LA Marathon, I just have to give a shout out to my roommate, who I am now revealing her actual name because she started her own company named Not So Cli-Shea. DJ is really Shea! Her real name is Shea and she started making baby clothes. You must understand that Shea is the super creative one of us. I have no patience for crafting and don’t have that eye for color, but SHE is AMAZING at it. Seriously, she has these great ideas and can make anything. I run, she crafts. We discussed how there is nothing much for babies out there with a running emphasis, and she took it and ran with it! Please tell me that you don’t want to pop out a baby tomorrow to wear these clothes. Even I do!
Marathon onesie with Flowers, and the heart on the back! If I saw this along the course I might shed a tear! I already get so emotional when I see a Go Mommy or Go Daddy sign, and this takes it to a new level.
Half Marathon with flowers and then a leopard running shoes with laces on a pink striped onesie. Yes, I’m dying over here.
How much do you love the gold medal one?! And the RING?! The winking owl is just adorable too! She is just getting her esty store set up and should have it up sometime next week and I will link you all to it. She is going to do some running clothes, and just a lot of really cute creative things and personalized stuff. I guess my running has rubbed off on her in some way! Right now she has a blog up and you can see a lot more of her creations there which is http://www.sheacrystal.blogspot.com. Maybe I can convince her to have a giveaway soon here :)
Back to the LA Marathon… So I bedazzled my MARATHON MANIACS Jersey for this weekend. When I first got the thing it was completely hideous. It was made to fit the waist line of a toddler and was super boxy. I am a proud maniac, but maniacs seem to not have any fashion sense.
Also, it was pretty boring. Therefore I bedazzled the words on the front. This took me two days.
I started the process in Shea’s crafting room. Yes, she has a crafting room. You know she’s hardcore.
All. those. little. rhinestones. Seriously. I put black rhinestones on the Marathon part of the jersey and also then the clear ones on the Maniac part.
TA-DA! Then we had to decide on an outfit. I can’t decide if I’m going to wear my booty shorts or my K-Swiss shorts that I got. I’m sure I’ll opt for the booty shorts, but we’ll see. I also thankfully got my aunt to add a section at the bottom of the shirt that makes it a bit longer, so you know, my stomach won’t be hanging out for everyone. That might be okay for some but this girl wanted a, let’s call it, a modesty panel.
It’s just a red Nike shirt that she cut up and sewed to the bottom. Yea, see how short it is. I am not one to show midriff, especially when running. So therefore, the totally altered maniacs jersey is ready to go.
As for goals. Now, I’m not sandbagging myself and if it turns out that I have an excellent race, I’m taking all this back, but I don’t think it will be my best race. I feel like I fell off the running bandwagon and then it backed over me and ran me over again on it’s way out. I feel fine physically, but I know I should have gotten in a few more miles for training. I am going to go out there and enjoy the race, which is my usual motto, but I know this bad boy might hurt, (that’s what she said) and I’m okay with it because I haven’t done the adequate training. Whatever happens, happens and at least it will be warm. I’m hoping to come in around 4:20 though, so we’ll see. It’s marathon number five, the sun will be shining, I’ll have some good tunes, tons of crowd support and I’m debuting my marathon maniacs jersey. It will be a good day.
Today I’m working the LA Marathon Expo with the Run Racing team until 8, so perhaps I’ll see some of you there! With that, I leave you with this song. Nobody Walks in LA! Well, at least I hope I don’t walk too much? :)