Friday Countdown–Marathon Ready

by tinareale on May 18, 2012

5 Links to Check Out

4 Pictures of the Week

my race day outfit – nice & bright so Peter can find me on the course. Plus…it’s fun!

will his baby blues be killer, or what?

look what Peter came home with one afternoon

marathon playlist all set and ready to go….check out this post for an idea of what’s on it

3 Ways to Stay Up to Date

If you want to catch updates for the marathon (or just another way to connect with each other), then be sure to check out the following:

  • follow on Twitter (I believe I have it set-up to send out my updates live through Twitter)
  • become Facebook pals
  • check out photo updates on Instagram

And if you really want to stay up to date, there is live tracking you can sign up for at no cost. Search Tina Reale.

2 Visits with Friends

coffee and bagel date at Atlanta Bread Company with my friend Laura on Wednesday

sushi dinner date with Lee

1 Message to You

Source: via Caroline on Pinterest


For your encouragement, friendship, and simply being a part of my life. Thank you!! Red heart

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I will be back Monday with a race report!!! Time to start laundry, cleaning, and packing. Ahhhh! It’s here!!!   (just as Aunt Flo is but I’m not gonna go there…)


1 Lauren May 18, 2012 at 6:45 am

Girl, I will be thinking of you all weekend. GOOD LUCK and I know you’ll do simply amazing. Can’t wait to hear how amazing it was. :)

2 Glenneth May 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

Good luck!!! Will be thinking about you this weekend!

3 [email protected] May 18, 2012 at 7:00 am

Have so much fun and enjoy it!!!! :)

4 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed May 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

Thank you for the link love!!

You look both hilarious and awesome. So cute. Love it. Get your great on, girl.

5 Khushboo May 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

Can’t believe your marathon is this Sunday!! I remember when you first signed up! Good luck- sending positive vibes your way :) !

6 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 18, 2012 at 7:18 am

I definitely signed up for the live tracking like 4 days ago!!! I’m so excited for you!

7 Sam May 18, 2012 at 7:24 am

Good luck Tina! You’ll rock that marathon! And your son is a CUTIE! <3

8 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

goooooooood luck, lady! you are going to ROCK IT!!

9 Emily May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am

Eeeeeeek!!! You’re going to be AMAZING, Tina! I’ll be cheering you on all the way from Iowa! :D

10 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 18, 2012 at 7:47 am

I have butterflies in my stomach for you!!! Your gonna be AMAZING!!!! Can’t wait to hear your recap…. Good luck girl!! :)

11 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 18, 2012 at 7:57 am

Have a BLAST this weekend! <3 Your little one is going to be a heart breaker for sure!

12 Heather (Where's the Beach) May 18, 2012 at 7:57 am

I really like your hair that length. Super cute. And fun outfit. I’m so excited for you and cannot wait to hear all about it. I’ll be on the road – so wishing you tons of luck ahead of time!!!

13 Becky Przy May 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

You are going to do awesome! Have a fun and amazing time!!!

14 Heather @ Better With Veggies May 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

I love your marathon playlist – I might have to talk you into making me one before my next one. Good luck this weekend and most of all HAVE FUN!! I’ll be following you all morning and cheering really loud! :)

15 Heather May 18, 2012 at 8:15 am

Good luck this Sunday!! I’m sure I’ll be able to spot you in that outfit! Can’t wait for you to run CLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Lori Lynn May 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

I downloaded Thousand Foot Krutch’s new album, and it’s awesome to workout to. The whole album is good!

17 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. May 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

Good luck Tina!!! I am so excited for you!! Sending thoughts and prayers your way that all goes well!

18 Lee May 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

You are going to do great this weekend, I know it! I can’t wait to hear about it. And that was some good sushi.

19 runblondie26 May 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

Good luck Tina! I’m very excited for you. You’re going to do great!

20 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List May 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

Best of luck!! Praying that God blesses you with fresh legs and strong will!
I love you!

21 Lauren (@poweredbypb) May 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

Good Luck Tina! Hope it all goes well!

22 Elisabeth May 18, 2012 at 8:31 am

Good luck! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

23 Carly D. @ CarlyBananas May 18, 2012 at 8:34 am

You look great in that outfit Tina! You’re going to rock that marathon! :)

24 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

Good luck! You going to do so well. I’m so excited for you! haha

By the way, I <3 the running skirt. I have already decided I WILL have one for my next race.

25 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance May 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

Best of luck Tina!! You are going to rock that race (especially with a fantastic playlist like that ;) )

And thank you for the link love and your sweet, sweet comment!

26 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables May 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

Have fun at the race! You are going to do amazing! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!!!

27 Alex @ therunwithin May 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

Good luck at the race, can’t way to hear all about how you kicked butt!

28 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy May 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

If you needed luck, I’d give it to you, but I have faith in the fact that you’re going to be awesome because you just are! :)


29 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef May 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

good luck!!!! you’ll be great!!!

30 Jess May 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

Ahhhh!!! Your FIRST marathon is thisclose!!! I am SO SO SO SO excited for you!!! LOVE the race day outfit btw, suuuuuper cute and cheerful!!!

31 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

woohoo!! it’s here! you’ll rock that race. i’m so excited for you. and i LOVE your outfit! so cute!

32 jobo May 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

Your outfit is SO CUTE!! I love it!! Looking fierce too, you are SO ready for this!! And I was drooling over your sushi pic last night…a week ago WE were meeting up! How cool, and wow, does that feel like a long time ago now or what?! Can’t wait to virtually cheer you on!!

33 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

Um that outfit is ADORABLE! You will have to let us know how comfortable that skirt is to run in…I’ve never even considered a running skirt before haha! I wish I had something as cool for my half on Sunday…just going with a bright pink shirt and black running shorts.

Good Luck!! :-)

34 Tina May 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

It’s actually just a skirt that goes over your regular shorts/bottoms, which I like a lot better. Regular running skirts don’t work for me usually.

And live tracking will give you updates as I’m running – like “Tina reached the half marathon mark in XX:XX:XX” and so on over the course until the finish.

35 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

Also, what is live tracking??

36 Heather (Heather's Dish) May 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

OMG B’s eyes are RIDICULOUS! they’re already killers :)

37 Laurie @Love, Laugh, laurie May 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

Good luck!!! You will do awesome! Can’t wait to hear about it! Also, that sushi looks amazing and I love that you included Brittany in this post — her faith in that post was inspiring, just like you always are :)

38 Alicia May 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

That outfit is Abso-freaking-lutely amazing!! You Rock!

39 Tina May 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

Thanks, Alicia! And you know I think you rock as well. Have a GREAT weekend. Still feel free to email me your updates. I want to know how you’re doing. :)

40 Sue May 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

GOOD LUCK this weekend! HAVE FUN and ENJOY every mile (even the tough ones!) YOU’VE GOT THIS! If you start to wane, just remember all of the support you have and how many people are rooting for your success! Can’t wait to hear all about it on Monday! (When, by the way, you should get a full-body massage and pamper yourself :-) )

41 Lisa May 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Good luck this weekend! You will do amazing! I love the outfit you chose, bright colours are the best! B’s baby blues are super cute, he’ll be a little heart breaker later on ;) I’ve been considering the Keurig, I spend far too much at starbucks! How do you like it so far?

42 tinareale May 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’m the only coffee drinker in my house so I love how much easier it is and being able to have a variety of coffee flavors to choose from (the one Peter got came with a variety pack). Plus it brews so much faster and hotter than my old pot. I’m a fan

43 Lindsay @ FuelMyFamily May 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I need a sushi date ASAP, looks so good! Good luck this weekend!!!

44 Sarah @Blonde Bostonian May 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Good luck in the marathon!! I can’t wait to hear all about it! Ps – LOVE the marathon outfit! So cute!

45 Carol @ Lucky Zucca May 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

GOOD LUCK TINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

46 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Good luck! I’ll be stalking you on Instagram.:)

47 Jillian @ sprinkle massacre May 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

You are going to ROCK it girl! I love your outfit choice!

48 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions May 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Love that you are rockin that bling-tastic skirt for 26.2. You just get cooler and cooler.

GOOD LUCK!! Can’t wait to hear how everything goes!!

49 misszippy May 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Damn Aunt Flo! Timing is everything.

Thanks for the shout out! I’m very excited for you and your big day. Can’t wait to meet and I know I’ll be able to find you in that outfit!

50 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot May 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

How this weekend is here already, I honestly do not know!! But have fun!

51 Bari May 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I’m so excited for you!!!! I absofreakinglutely LOVE that shirt – Where did you get it???? And it looks awesome with the teal sparkle skirt :)

52 Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition May 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

You go girl!!

53 Janetha May 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Good luck! I love you!

54 amy May 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

good luck this weekend! lovin the outfit :) ur pic of sushi is making me crave it like craaazy now

55 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Ahhhh so exciting!!!! Good luck Tina, you’ll ROCK IT! HAVE FUN!!!

56 Elena May 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Good Luck Tina!!!! You will ROCK the marathon! I can’t wait to read all about it :)

57 christy Hemken May 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Love the outfit!!!! I know you will do great!!! Cant wait to hear about it, best of luck and most importantly enjoy it!!! Your awesome :)

58 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I can’t believe it’s already here! GOOD LUCK!!! I’ll be thing of you. :)

59 Jen May 19, 2012 at 3:43 am

LOVE your race day outfit – SOOO adorable and fun! Wish I lived closer so that I could watch you zoom by in it! :)

Best wishes for the big race (you will be in my thoughts and prayers) – I just know that you are going to rock it!!!

60 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile May 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

You will ROCK your marathon!!!!!! Good luck!!! xoxo

61 Leonor @FoodFaithFitness May 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Good luck on your race!

62 Paige @ Running Around Normal May 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

Thinking of you this morning, girl!!! You are going to rock it, I just know it!! :)

63 CocoL May 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

Love the outfit! I’m tracking you this morning – so far, so GREAT!

64 [email protected] May 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Love your playlist. Tobymac is awesome for runs! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

Our marathoners in Green Bay got pulled off the course this morning because of heat and humidity :( Such a bummer!

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