Viginia Beach Photo Explosion

Allison and I had so much fun our our Labor Day girls weekend and Half-Marathon. I tried to just find a couple of pictures to share....but I couldn't really narrow it down. Enjoy!

Stop#1: Pre-Race Expo. So much free stuff and perfect photo opps. Couldn't help ourselves!

made a card for amy at the team determination tent

had our race fortunes told by this kind of creepy guy

some of our favorite shirts:

Stop #2: carbo loading. After the expo we headed over to Bella Pizza. Yum. My mouth is watering remembering the deliciousness. Yes, we did get separate pizzas. No, we didn't eat them all....but I tried.

Stop #3: Race Day! We got up at 4:30. Yikes, that's still disturbing. We got to the starting line, in the pitch dark, and managed to get a few photos in before storing out gear bags and shuffling into our corral (while snacking on Mike & Ike's, my latest obsession and pre-race favorite!)

we finished on the boardwalk. with the other 26,000 runners.
two popsicles, one bottle of water and a fruit cup later we were recovering
such a fun run

stop 4: 7-11. We saw the dang convenience stores everywhere. Its like the slushie machine was a siren calling out to us.....so we answered (duh!) ps, check out Allison's new t-shirt; i got one too!

Then we got back in the car for the 6.5 hour trip home. It was the first time that I'd ever run a race in a different city and made a whole trip out of it. Its my new favorite way to travel for sure! It was this perfect mix of a half-marathon, lounging by the pool, shopping, eating, exploring and giggling with an old friend. We're already starting to plan the next trip. Anyone know of a good race in a cool city???

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