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Gold Cup Tickets Selling out

Less than 40 tickets left! Join me at this year’s Virginia Gold Cup on May 7th at the Becky’s Fund tent. Wear your best hat cause I’m a judge!

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Oh Snap! Carolina Cup and my raceday awards

I spent  my weekend in historic Camden South Carolina for the annual running of the Carolina Cup. Of course it was COLD due to the winds but anything is better than rain. We made it by about 3 tailgate spots before both Jennifer and me decided our dresses weren’t cute enough to freeze for and  broke out our cardigans. Best dressed? Goes to our pal NBC associate producer Sarah Gregory who rolled up in a full blown fleece. Most Entertaining? Guys in khaki and button ups mud wrestling in College Park. Biggest Win? the last Lilly koozie from the designers appropriately patterned tent. 

OMG: Jack Rogers Knock Offs 19.99 
Virginia Gold Cup: Becky’s Fund Investing in Hope All Inclusive Ticket

[Right: Rebecca, Virginia and my former colleague WIS TV anchor Hannah Horne]

Favorite Tent: Lilly Pulitzer’s Amelia Baxley, Anne-Marie Cheek and Erin Cabrey

The Men: SC Attorney General candidate Alan Wilson & Robert Ellis in a barbaro inspired tie!

Score: The last Lilly koozie!

Old Partners in Crime: Now Lexington Medical’s Jennifer Wilson & NBC’s Sarah Gregory

Glory Days: Mud bath in ‘College Park’.

I'm racing in the Kentucky Derby!

I am a lover of the races. I cried when I watched Seabiscuit. I balled when Barbaro took his last breath. I always honor the dress code no matter where the race is I attend. Last year I broke the rule… passed over Lilly Pulitzer for Betsey Johnson. This year I’m doing something ludicrous. I’m racing!

Kentucky Derby Marathon here I come.

I’ve hesitated announcing I’m running another 26.2 miles in a month because I was unsure if I was mentally there yet. It’s been more than a year since I did the Marine Corps Marathon and it’s taken time to believe it could be done again. I ran 13 miles this past weekend and it’s exactly what I needed. Half way there… and perfect place to be just a month before race day. Yep, BTW  it’s April 24th.

This is the first time I’ll get close to the Kentucky Derby and I’m fine that it’s not all about the big hats. It’s cool that I can instead boast about my bigger feet as the swelling sets in. I went to buy new running shoes the other day and the guy said what size? I said “11”. He said “ELEVEN?”. I said yes. He said “ELEVEN?”. I said yes “Eeee-Leven”.

You should’ve seen his face when they actually fit.

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