Some awesome bloggers, like Tall Mom on the Run, have special Friday shout outs to all their blogger friends who have weekend races, are recovering from injury (thanks again Tall Mom!), and big accomplishments to celebrate. I however, am not at the point in my blogging career where I can build such fabulous lists.
Today I want to send a VERY BIG and excited "Good Luck" to my fantastic friend Julie, who is running her first marathon tomorrow - the Richmond Marathon!!! Yes, it is raining down there right now, so I am also saying prayers that Ida moves through and the sun breaks through a little (not too much) tomorrow for the race. Julie is one of the kindest, smartest, and most fun people I know. I am so lucky to have met her years ago in SMB (the Spartan Marching Band, for those of you who didn't know I was a band geek through college) and thought it was hilarious that we both decided that THIS would be the year that we would run our first marathons, not knowing that the other had also made this plan.
Julie, I hope you are resting up right now and not busy getting things ready for your party. Tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day and you're going to ROCK! You know the course and are so ready for this! Enjoy every minute of it and savour that step over the finish line!! And one other piece of advice... wear your name on your shirt. It really helps to hear people shouting your name and cheering you through the entire course! (trust me on this one!)