Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PF Chang Marathon

Let's rock and roll baby!! Actually, I didn't run this race but had the awesome opportunity to work one of the med tents at the finish line. First, lets back this whole thing up to Saturday where I managed to meet a whole bunch of twitter friends from across the country. @dragonflytweet, @indianabackdoc, @KGIRLTRIS, @funegrl262, @LJ3000, @MissJewels212, @aimeespencer, @sarahstanley, @bedmadthen, @azrunningman, @britishbulldog, @allyspeirs..i think that is all. I know it was quiet a few; some at Starbucks and then some for dinner at Thia Elephant. All and all, Saturday was a blast talking and hearing stories of transformation, encouragement, and determination.
Sunday: Big day for all who where running. Beautiful day, cool start temps with the sun out around 9 am. Congratulations to all that ran, finished, was great race, run right, with the right people. I had a lot of fun working in a tent fun of many pharmacy students, MD, 3rd year medical student, and a Pharmacist. Lots of interesting things to be seen, stories heard. Now my two cents:
1. After running a marathon/half marathon, please remember to re-hydrate, eat more than just 2 oranges. You wont be okay. You will be on your way to see me, dehydrated, confused, and sent to the hospital.
2. When on the course, drink more than just water!!! Your sweating out all the electrolytes in your body. If you can't drink the course mix, bring your own. Otherwise, again, Check Spellingyou will be on your way to see me.
3. After the race, get the heck out of the sun. You just exhausted your body; pushed yourself to the extreme and need to relax. If you do choose to hang in the sun, make sure to continue to re-hydrate or *surprise* see ya at the med tent.

I would like to thank @runrockandroll for a very well run event. I can't wait to volunteer at my next one. Even better, run my 2nd marathon in Georgia!!


Funny Girl said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for volunteering. Even if to hand out water or pass out goodie bags, you've definitely inspired me to play an integral role in these races.

I'm so glad we met and am so grateful for telling me what to expect out of Seattle. I don't think I would've taken Seattle (or training) seriously had it not been for you and your experiences.

Thanks for all the post race tips. If anyone could use all the advice in the world, it sure IS me :o)