Three Things Thursday- VCM Edition
|May 28, 2010||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
I am going home this weekend and I can not mother effing wait. It’s VCM weekend in Burlington which means the entire city goes into marathon mode. Anyone who is anyone is either running or cheering or partying it up at the marathon and I made a spur of the moment decision to fly home and be there for all of the excitement. So this 3 Things Thursday is going to be VCM, VCM and more VCM.
1. VCM will be my brother’s first marathon and I am thrilled that I get to be there to cheer him on and watch him kick ass across the finish line! We will also technically be competing on a relay together (Team Crush It). He’ll wear two bibs- one for the full and one for the half and will “hand off” to me for the second half (but really will just keep running and running and running for another 13.1 miles.) I’d love to PR in the half but also told him if he needs me to run by his side to get him to the finish line, I’ll be there. CAN’T WAIT. Here’s a shot of the two of us last year, when he did his first halfm and I did the full.
2. Last year I ran the full marathon to fundraise for Girls on the Run (which I was coaching at the time). My co-coach and I wore tiaras (because GOTR used to call their fundraising leg “Team Tiara”) and matching running skirts. We passed the miles counting how many times we were cheered for as “princess!” or “queen!” or “diva!” (it was a lot). Probably the most fun I’ve ever had running a marathon. I had oodles of friends and family out along the course cheering, a great running partner and a beautiful course. Again, CAN’T WAIT to be there for it again this year.
3. Have I mentioned I’m excited and CAN’T WAIT!? I’ll get to see all my gays (me and CB the night before VCM last year pictured below) AND my old running partners AND my best friends AND my family. Perfect weekend ahead…brace yourselves for the recap.