Let’s Get This Party Started!

(Warning, this is a simulation,  I have not actually broken the tape at the finish line to win the marathon. Not yet, anyway…)
This morning, I met up with two of the other runners from Team Wake Up Narcolepsy and together we visited the Boston Marathon Expo to pick up our official bibs and tracking devices.

I handed over my registration card to the volunteer and for some reason, I thought he hesitated… I thought, “What if this was all a mistake and I’m not really entered into the race?” But a second later, he handed me my official marathon pack and I felt like I just won the lottery!

I got a little camera-happy in the Expo center, but everyone had their cameras out – documenting the pre-race excitement.  I thought you might enjoy some of these photos.

 Outside the Expo Center
Team Wake Up Narcolepsy with their official marathon bibs at the Expo
Written on one of the huge message boards at Expo. Thank you to whomever wrote this!!

One last VERY IMPORTANT request to my readers: In speaking with one of the other Team Wake Up Narcolepsy runners this a.m., we both realized that we are in desperate need of new fun songs for the race. So if you have a favorite song or two that pumps you up, please send along the names and artists either in the comment section below or via email.

Wanne know what REMRunner listens to? Here are a few of the songs that get me out of bed and out running:
1. Ride Like the Wind (Klaas Remix) by Michael Mind
2. Say It Ain’t So – MoZella
3. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
4. Break My Fall – Tiesto
5. Right Now – Van Halen
6. Any song by Ke$ha

 Check back Sunday evening for my final pre-race updates…


  1. tflygare on April 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I would have listened to the theme from Rocky during my marathon run. Unfortunately, there were no ipods then and the movie didn't come out for another year. But Rocky is a great inspirational song. Some people also like "Eye of the Tiger" from a later Rocky movie.

    Good luck, REM Runner.

  2. A.Cook on April 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    The big day is almost here–I'm so excited to see you tomorrow!!!
    That's awesome that someone gave you a shout out on the dry erase board!

  3. Anonymous on April 18, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Remember the Name – Fort Minor


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