Dear OPI…

Dearly beloved,

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of….

My toenail.

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I’m sorry if you are grossed out…but there’s a lot worse out there!

And even though it’s gross, I feel like I’m officially a real runner since I hear this happens often :).

Now I need to find a shade of red/purple that matches my toe so it doesn’t stand out as much. Wouldn’t it be great if OPI had a line of shades just for runners? hmmm….

-Sara Beth :)

I DID IT!

And here’s my proof! (My Husband and I crossing the finish line)

I even reached my goal of finishing under 3 hours- 2:58! And that was even with a bad knee! Which by the end of the race became 2 bad knees, but that’s ok. I’m walking and Aleve and Salonpas are my new besties. :)

My Medal!!!! I’ve been dreaming of wearing this thing since the beginning of the year! I really didn’t want to take it off…haha!

This day was amazing. Not only did I check off a bucket list item (which is an amazing feeling! Must do this more often!), but I couldn’t be more proud of Columbus, Indiana. The way our community came together to support everyone is just unbelievable. I’m so proud of my hometown right now! :)

I’ve been loving all the stories from this weekend too! We would love to hear yours! Whether you raced, volunteered, or just a spectator…What did you think of it all? Did you have a great time? Were you inspired? Let us know!

-Sara Beth

Ew!

Here are all the reasons why this video is so great…

-Lindsay Lohan is actually almost funny
-it makes fun of twerking.
-it makes fun of Miley.
-Jimmy Fallon in a dress is always hilarious….

And the number one reason why this video is great?

S-A-R-A…..no H! Cause H’s are ….. EWW!

Sorry to all the Sarahs that spell there name with an H. I’m sure you are sick of people not spelling your name completely.

Enjoy!

I’M READY!

I think…..Maybe?….Oh poop…….

Seriously though…I think I’m ready.

Maybe…..BAH!!!!

I’ve been a huge ball of nerves since yesterday when I received the confirmation email yesterday morning. However, I’ve realized that it’s just a part of the process…since all my pro runner friends are posting Facebook statuses about their nerves.

One thing I was super nervous about was my left knee. It started acting up earlier this month while training. I did go see the lovely Dr. Mandy Wyant with Family Chiropractic at the Expo yesterday and she gave me some fantastic advice (she’s a pro runner too!), So I feel better about it.

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My awesome pink tape thanks to Dr. Wyant!

I’m super excited about our swag! I LOVE the shirts! AND I had to purchase a 13.1 sticker to put on my car after the race so I can be like all the other cool kids!

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Oliver! Get out of my picture!!! (Seriously- it took a good 10 minutes to get this shot because of this cat)

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That’s better….ps you can follow bib numbers on the “It’s My Race” App!

In the end- it’s going to be a GREAT WEEKEND! I’m so excited for everything happening before, after, and yes, even during the race! My husband and I will be running together (at least trying to- he may race ahead of me…haha!) so I can’t wait to experience this with him.

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Dan and I having a great time at the photo booth at the expo!

Hope to see you there!

Sara Beth :)

$2,000 FOR A BOTTLE OF BEER

hairdog1Who in their right mind would pay $2,000 for a single, 12.7 oz. bottle of beer? Quite a lot of people, it turns out, judging by the frenzy unleashed Wednesday over the release of “Dave,” an English Barley wine from Hair of the Dog Brewing in Portland, Oregon that sold out less than five hours after it went on sale. Admittedly, it was just a tiny batch of 12 bottles, but still.