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chevron houston marathon weekend 2014

quick announcement that may or may not affect you, my dear reader:

when i started my blog  2 years ago, i named it foodielovinle.com.  a few weeks later, i had a change of heart and felt that name didn’t really scream food and fitness, my two main loves. so, i changed it to fitfoodiele.com.  perfect! my site was searchable by either domain cause i purchased both of them.  howeverrrr, foodielovinle.com is about to expire and i’m willing to let it go, but not without telling you first! which means, if you have foodielovinle.com bookmarked in your web browser, it won’t work anymore as of yesterday. lol. better late than never.  it’s been a long weekend yall.  my site is not down or having any issues; you’ll just need to update your bookmark to http://www.fitfoodiele.com. that’s all! just a heads up! alright, on to the good stuff.

the Chevron Houston running events happened this weekend!  the 5k is now run on Saturday morning, and the half and full marathons are run on Sunday morning.  this was my very first time volunteering instead of running and i was just as excited to be up in the place and around all the action. there is always so much excitement in the air the entire weekend- from the expo inside the GRB to the actual races. the crowd, the energy… can’t get enough of that feeling.

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Sonny thought i was crazy for leaving our nice warm bed to head downtown at 4 something in the morning to not even be running. hey, it’s just a runners thing!  i checked in with the race crew team, got a t-shirt, jacket, lanyard, and complimentary breakfast (a blueberry bagel and coffee that i just wanted to smell, not drink 😯 ) .  then.. they put this bright yellow ‘got a question? ask me.’ vest on me and things got crazy. i didn’t have a chance to study the answers before the test 😆 so i did the best i could. a couple of people caught me off guard with their questions and i pointed them in the direction of some help, but after that ‘where is the start line?’ was the only thing people cared to know. whew.

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before i actually headed outside though, i met up with a super sweet, longtime reader and fellow blogger & runner, Liss!! she emailed me a few days before the big race letting me know she’d be in town running and wanted to meet up.  well heck yes i agreed!  she blazed through the half marathon and finished under two hours, nice. CONGRATS to you and your hubby on finishing!  great meeting you, Liss 😉

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ok, outside i scurried and was posted up near this awesome spot. seems like every photographer (professional and amateur) stopped to get this shot before they closed it up so the runners could come through around 7:40am.

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‘if you’re gonna cross, now’s the time!’

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 to witness Meb Keflezighi tear up the pavement and finish the half marathon in 1:01:23 live was AWESOME!!! since i’m always running i never get to actually witness a first place finish.  it takes me two hours to do what he did in one. mind blown. 

CONGRATULATIONS to all runners!

i was literally just happy to be there.  so..why didn’t i run?  i’ve been avoiding this question. lol. turns out i hadn’t registered for the 5k like i though i had. by the time i realized i wasn’t in the system (yes, i found out at the actual Expo on Friday and almost let it ruin my entire day), the race was completely sold out.  the half and full marathons fill up months in advance, but the 5k is usually still open…but not this year! so i had to find a way to be there anyway and volunteering was the next best thing. #dumbmoment #over

 my next 5k is in 5 days and over in the side bar. check it out!

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happy MLK day to you.

le

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