And I had a $5 coupon code. Oh yes, I am that easy.
Yanked from the Wisconsin Marathon Facebook page.
If you remember, I hate milk, but I love me some cheese.
They also have a "Cheese Corral" where anyone with cheese-themed apparel can join other cheesy people to start the race. I read this and had to get into that corral. I couldn't quite commit to a proper cheesehead so got a little cheesehead pin to put on my hat. I also found a little stuffed McDonalds Happy Meal mouse (c. "Babe" era mid 1990's) that I am going to try to affix to my hat, too (my mom thought this might offend the cheese-loving people of Wisconsin, but I'm thinking it is kind of cute). Finally, I plan on rocking some super cheesy colored running attire.
I am between these two outfits...
Outfit A is super cheesy. Yellow and orange. Does it get any better than that? But I haven't run more than 13 miles in shorts in a long, long time. Outfit B is a little more functional since I love my Atalanta skirts for marathons (and I still have the orange shorts underneath). The skirt pockets are awesome to stuff my bloks and even camera into. I haven't decided yet if I want to run with my camera this weekend but it would certainly be easier with the skirt. Running in Outfit A means I'll have to wear a belt of some kind (put up with one at Big Sur and am sort of over it for the moment). Outfit B will let me run with no belt and just my handheld bottle (my preferred way to fly).
I asked Boyfriend and he simply said to go with Outfit A. "Cheese out!" he said.
I have to admit I sort of agree. I'm taking both options with me and will decide for sure tomorrow. Either way, the medal is the pièce de résistance of the whole get-up. That alone will drive me to the finish.
This is my third back-to-back marathon weeks attempt and at a 6 day interval this is the shortest amount of time between marathons yet. I ran 3 miles today and my legs felt pretty good. I am going to try to run Wisconsin as well as I can and am hoping to come in fairly close to my Big Sur time. It is supposedly a flat course which will be a nice change of pace.