May 1, 2015

5 things we love about race day

The girls of DC picked a great topic this week, 5 things about race day.  While there are many angles you could take with this subject, here is our take!

1.  The first think Pam does on race morning is jump out of bed and scream, "It's race day!"  Yup, she is that crazy girl who is really excited about their race.  We have actually woken up before our alarm a few times at Disney races and chatted because we were too excited to go back to sleep!

2. We love to wear coordinated outfits. It's fun to have cute shirts or a fun costume for race day. I think of race day like the first day of school or school picture day...gotta look sharp!

3. Both of us tend to set aggressive goals and we love the thrill of pursuing them on race day. Whether it's tackling a new distance or time goal, the sense of accomplishment after training hard is amazing!

4. The running community has been a wonderfully warm community. We've made some wonderful friends and race days are great times to get together. Many of our buddies live all over the country so race day is a nice opportunity to catch up.
Christine, Danielle, and Lisa at the starting line of Marine Corps Marathon
5. The post-race after glow is the best! We love enjoying a tasty meal and wearing our medals. But let's be honest, we wear our medals around Disney but generally don't do this at home.

Don't forget to check out what everyone is writing about race day. I'm sure there are some great perspectives! And as always, thanks to Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney for hosting a great link up! What's your favorite thing about race day?

18 comments:

  1. I love wearing my race medal post race! After RnRVB last year, I took it back to the oceanfront with us. I probably looked silly, but I had to get another picture of me on the beach wearing my medal.

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  2. I agree about race day and looking sharp! :) Actually, I agree with all of these points! :)

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  3. Aww, what a fun post. It's making me excited for Tinkerbell next weekend! -M

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  4. I always wear my medal the whole day if I win one! I don't even do Disney races, but I wear it to lunch, out shopping, etc whatever I do here in Charleston. Sometimes people ask, sometimes they look at me like I'm crazy. But all medals are hard earned :).

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  5. First, you girls always look so adorable!!

    I agree, the running community is great. I love meeting people through blogs and social media and then actually getting to meet them at races in person!

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  6. #1 made me laugh! Your outfits are so cute!

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  7. The post race glow is such a great feeling! And I love your coordinating outfits for races you guys do together :) I might do the Princess Half Marathon with a friend next weekend so I'll have to remember that.

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  8. I love everything about race day! I LOVE having a cute race outfit too. And I definitely wear my medals around Disney. But after any other race I usually will wear it with my race shirt after I've taken a shower and we are heading to eat.

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  9. Post glow... yes!!! :)
    Those coordinating outfits are adorable!!!

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  10. My favourite things about race day? Smiling and thank the volunteers, getting high fives and crossing that finish line! The best is at Disney if you get to high five one of your favourite character at the finish line. Love that!

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  11. I love your matching outfits! So cute.

    My favorite thing about race day is the sense of accomplishment I feel after finishing a race.

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  12. one of my favorite things is the post-race photo shoot with medals especially at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland

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  13. Maybe we SHOULD walk around with our medals at home and extend that post race glow. LOL.

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  14. LOVE number one - I think I should make that a tradition too! :)

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  15. I love the excitement that surrounds race day, so different than a normal run.

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  16. Love the post-race after glow description, very accurate!

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  17. Love the post race glow. That's that fun part :)

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  18. for big races, i'll wear my medal all day. yes, i'm that girl walking around DC w/her medal. :) y'all are the cutest!

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