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Carrying a Mountain Goat and Playlist Time

True to form, I appear to have contracted a form of the Expert’s plague, and I am coughing and wheezing.  Nice.  I would be freaking out about the half marathon tomorrow… if I hadn’t felt so rotten before Miami 70.3.  I was sick as a dog before that race, and managed to slug across 70.3 miles.  I think 13.1 should be doable. I think.  
The Expert isn’t running now, because of his cold.  But Mountain Goat and W are running too.  Here’s a picture of the Three Best Friends that Anyone Could Have from the evil Red Top Roaster 9 mile trail run in July of last year. 
(L-R)  W, Mountain Goat and Me
This will be W’s first half marathon.  She and Mountain Goat are going to whip me like mad!  But they are tiny and fast.  Neither tiny nor fast has been said of me (ever).  
The Expert said that if W carried Mountain Goat on her back the entire race, that I might have a chance of beating them…because then they’d be hauling the same weight as I’ll be hauling.  He wasn’t being mean.  He was being correct.  We both had a good laugh, because I am certain I could beat them that way!

I’ve loaded up my run playlist on my iPod and I thought I’d share with you.  I am always looking for good music… so please share your favorites!

This is similar to where I’ll be tomorrow…around noon
Thank you guys for all the predictions on my run time. Some of you are clearly insane (did I see a 1:58:00?). I received almost 100 bets, so this should be fun.  If you want to place your guess, go to the Swim Bike Mom  Facebook page and scroll down to the contest status and enter your guess – person closest to my actual time without going over gets a Swim Bike Mom Trek water bottle).  
Have a super happy Friday & healthy, happy weekend. 


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  • Anonymous

    February 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. Love your play list. Some of my current favorites : Any thing by the Avett Brothers (perfect for the start – to keep you chilled out and settling in vs. overdoing it), Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol (can't get enough of that song), Sweet Disposition – the Temper Trap, Don't Let it Break Your Heart, and Hurts Like Heaven, both from Coldplay's new album. I could go on and on. Love music. WIshing you a great run. Can't wait to hear how it goes. ~ Tara

  • TX Runner Mom

    February 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Hope you're feeling better soon! Some of my favorites – anything by LMFAO, Move – Mercy Me, I wanna go Crazy – David Guetta & Will.I.Am, Stronger – Kanye West. Best of luck this weekend on the 1/2!!!


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