I am under one week until the big day. Hopefully this time next week I will be celebrating. At the very least, a PR, but maybe even a BQ.
My taper is going really well. I ran 13 yesterday and my legs felt very strong and rested. And I get one more week to improve all that. All I have left are a couple of recovery runs and a 7 miler with 2 miles at marathon pace. I love the 7 w/ 2 at GMP, because you feel so confident after that run.
At this point, I now have to trust my training as I can not change anything. I have put in my time watching my marathon movies and will continue reading to keep my mind distracted. I have even cleaned my entire house, so I can come home to a hopefully clean home, as long as the girls can keep it clean this week. I am a weather stalker and will probably pack about 4 different outfits for Sunday. I don't want to freeze, but I may need some warm weather running clothes, because you never know.
Obviously, I am driving myself crazy, so I decided to distract myself by hosting my first giveaway....I am so excited for you all!
I first heard of Mile 22 Bags last year when I was training for the Princess 1/2 Marathon. On a message board, someone mentioned Mile 22 Bags and I immediately checked it out because who doesn't love bags. What you do is send in your race memorabilia and they make a bag with your memorabilia in it. You can send in t-shirts, space blankets, race numbers, goodie bags, whatever you saved from your race. Mile 22 Bags is owned by Stefanie Fisher who is a runner and triathlete. I love supporting women business owners, which makes this company even more appealing.
Here is information about the company from their website:
Mile 22 Bags started when Stef made a bag for herself out of her Boston Marathon memorabilia. After making her own bag she started getting a lot of interest in her bag and other people wanting one out of their own stuff. At that point Stef realized that there might be lots of people out there that would want one of her bags so she went to the Las Vegas Marathon in December of 2008 to test the idea. The idea tested great and Mile 22 Bags has started its journey.
After visiting the Mile 22 Bags website, I knew I had to have a bag. My mom's birthday was coming up, so I ordered one for her. My mom is a big supporter of my running and has been at most of my marathons. I ordered her a bag, sent my memorabilia in, and had my bag, all within 2 weeks! Now whenever I go to the gym with my mom, I get to see my race bibs and space blanket for one of my marathons. The bag has held up well for the past 6 months and she gets so many compliments on it. And now they have so many more bags to choose from than they initially had.
Here are pictures of my mom's bag:
So now onto my giveaway...Mile 22 Bags has agreed to give a Finish Line bag in size small to one of my readers!
I promise you, the winner of this bag will be so excited to work with Stefanie in making a bag that will be a reminder of something you worked so hard to accomplish. I am going to give you many ways to enter my contest...Leave a comment for each entry please!
1) Visit Mile 22 Bags and tell me what you would order if you could order anything and what memorabilia you would put into your bag.
2) Become a follower of Westford Mommy and let me know that you a are a follower. If you are already a follower, please let me know.
3) Add my blog to your blogroll or let me know if I am already on your blogroll.
4) Link back to my contest on your blog and leave a link to your blog.
5) Since this is my marathon giveaway, please give me good luck for the marathon on Sunday.
The contest ends on Sunday, October 4th, the day of my marathon. I need the good luck wishes to roll in up until the moment I leave for the race, trust me, I will read my email just before I leave. I will randomly select a winner and will post the winner on Monday, October 5th, along with my results from the race.
Have a good week everyone!