Friday, October 21, 2016

MCM Funness (Friday Five Edition)

I've been so out of the loop it looks like I missed the last Friday Five with Courtney, Mar & Cynthia.  I didn't even realize it was the last one till a couple of days ago.  While I haven't been blogging long, I have tried to theme my posts with linkups as that's the best way to find other bloggers.  So it's sad that they have ended it.  But it looks like someone will be picking it up, at least for the mean time.  I defiantly want to be part of this new era.  


With the MCM next weekend, I think most of my posts will revolve around that for the next few weeks in one way or the other.  With all the other stuff happening in my life I'm glad I have that to focus on right now.  So I have been doing all the minor detail planning this last week and am really getting excited for the weekend.  The race on the other hand...... :)

1. The White House.  While I live close to DC, the White House has been something I have never done before.  I made reservations through my congressman and we will be there bright and early on Friday morning.  I'm hoping we will spend a little bit of time at the Mall afterwards as it's such a fun place.


2. Gaylord Hotel - We signed up for the VIP package and that included our stay at the Gaylord Hotel.  From everything I have read, it is a beautiful place and has a lot of fun stuff near by at the National Harbor.  It is also conveniently part of the Convention Center where the Expo is.  So no running around town to get to the Expo.


3. The bRUNch Shakeout Run - One of the things included with the VIP package is a 5k run and brunch on Saturday morning.  We are supposed to meet at the Awakening Statue - one which I have always wanted to see - and take a run along the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Trail.  Then brunch somewhere at the Gaylord Conventional Center.  Again so very convenient.  


4.  Spending the weekend with my friend Candace - We met 2 1/2 years ago at the Tinkerbell Half Marathon.  It's a funny story.  I was eating dinner at a restaurant next to the hotel and was finishing up with Candace and her mom came in.  Her mom insisted I come sit with them because I was alone.  So I finally gave in and sat with them while they ate dinner.  The funny part is that their hotel room was right next to mine, so we saw each other all weekend long.  I'm looking forward to a fun weekend with her with no thoughts of live in the real world.


5. The Marines - I have heard how wonderful the Marines are throughout the whole weekend.  I will be going from one sexy Marine to the next to get me over the finish line.  And there I so cannot wait to have one of them present me with my medal.  It's such an honor to be around all of these people that are serving our country.  And to all of them, thank you for your service!!



So remember to follow me on Twitter - @heatherlas and Instagram - @heathersspin as I will be posting throughout the weekend.  And maybe even during the race.

What are you looking forward to?  Have you been to the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel?


I'm linking up with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for Friday Five 2.0

 

20 comments:

  1. Marine COrp is a great marathon! I am so excited for you! When I was there I didn't really get to do much of the touristy stuff. All the perks from the VIP sound great!

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  2. I have only ever heard good things about MCM! So exciting that you get to run it. :) My hubby and I toured the White House several years ago and we really enjoyed it. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I'll be there too! I'M SO EXCITED!!! I'm staying at an AirBNB. I gotta look into this White House trip...

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  4. I enjoyed being in DC this past summer, but didn't have nearly enough time to see everything. Good luck with the last of taper and such a good idea to be right at the expo hotel.

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    1. I still haven't seen everything I want in DC and I'm only a 2 hour drive away.

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  5. I am so excited for you!! You will have such a great time! I have heard that his is an amazing race, can't wait to hear more about it from you!

    I love the national mall, I love all of Washington DC!

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  6. That's great you got the VIP package at the Gaylord. It's a beautiful hotel! I had no idea that there was a trail out there for running. Another plus :)

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    1. Yeah I didn't know there was a trail there either. I'll definitely post about it.

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  7. The VIP package sounds great! The convenience and all the perks are really nice when you have to navigate a busy place :)
    It is so great to run a big historic race like MCM - I hope you have a blast!
    That is too fun you met your friend at a race and she was in the same hotel lol

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  8. I've heard such good things about MCM, I can't wait to read your thoughts about it. The convenience of the hotel sounds ideal.

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  9. MCM was my first marathon, and it is simply amazing. If you haven't already, make sure to read my recap and also to check out my other blurbs on it from this week's Running Coaches Corner! It will change your life. http://suzlyfe.com/favorite-race-memories-running-coaches-corner-32/

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    1. Thanks for the link. I LOVE race recaps. You've run some great races. I'll have to go through and read the rest.

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  10. The Gaylord looks amazing! I want to stay there if I go to DC for an overnight trip! I'm so excited for you to run MCM!

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    1. Doesn't it look awesome? Can't wait!

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