Holy Moly, It’s Marathon Week

14 May

Wow. I cannot believe it is here so soon.

It is officially marathon week. And as of Sunday, before 12 noon (hopefully), I will be a marathoner x 2!

Chicagoland, May 20th

If you have been neglecting my recent blog posts (shame on you), you are unaware that I will be running the Chicagoland Marathon in Schaumburg, IL. The purpose of running this marathon is to get my running buddy Diana a BQ. I will run beside her for 26.2 miles to keep her spirits high, and keep her pace right where it should be. And to be a part of the celebrations after it happens.

Diana needs to run a 3:45 marathon to get her the highly coveted ‘Boston Qualifier’ title. I have NO doubts that she can do this. She has been training like a rock star, and has been nothing but dedicated to this goal over the last few months.

By your side, all the way!!!


My pre-marathon preparations are nothing crazy. Basically I try to get as much sleep as possible, eat well, consume no alcohol, and drink tons of water.

I also plan to spend a fair amount of time obsessing over my outfit, as well as the day-of race weather.

Currently status on those two items:

New Lululemon running skirt is in the mail. Top is TBD based on temperature (long tank vs. sports bra).

Hope I love it, seeing that I won’t really get to try it out first…..

Weather looks pretty darn hot.


How do you prepare for big events (marathons for example)? Any tips for me, and most importantly my dear friend Diana??

Wishing you a great week ahead.



6 Responses to “Holy Moly, It’s Marathon Week”

  1. Heather Iacobacci (@hriacobacci) May 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I think it’s wonderful that you’re doing the race together. And yikes, that does look pretty warm. Maybe it’ll stay cloudy most of the morning.

  2. Stacy May 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Ali I have that skirt as you know and love it! You are going to love it for race day. I am so excited for you and DI. You girls are going to be great. Let’s hope for lots of cloud cover and a cold front.

  3. Anonymous May 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Good luck this weekend! You will do great and I think that it is awesome that you are helping a friend! Can’t wait to hear how everything goes! Tell Diana good luck also!

  4. Running in Mommyland May 15, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Wish you girls lightning fast legs! Have fun, too!

    p.s. Will look forward to a review of the skirt. I have trouble with the elastic on the legs of Lululemon skirts, but that one is so cute…might have to give it a chance.

  5. Lindsey May 15, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Ok, first I LOVE that running skirt, so darn cute! Secondly, I know you’re going to rock this marathon just like you rocked the the first one. Best wishes Alicat 🙂

  6. Christy @My Dirt Road Anthem May 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I keep looking at that skirt thinking I may order it, I hope you post a review of it when you get it. It looks so cute in the pictures, I am doing my first marathon in July and am thinking of getting it to wear for it.

    Good luck to you and your friend!

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