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Hello from Las Vegas! Refuel with Low Fat Chocolate Milk is sending me to the Rock N Roll Las Vegas half marathon this weekend! image thumb1 Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

Ben and I drove here yesterday afternoon. My cat named Vegas tried to stow away in his jacket. I guess he wants to see the city he’s named after wlEmoticon winkingsmile Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

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We caught a lot of traffic so it took longer than expected. Luckily, I had provisions…IMG 2862 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

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By the time we got to the state line we were hungry and decided to hit up Primm Valley’s buffet. The casinos on state line are very old school cheesy style so I was hesitant at first. IMG 2865 600x800 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

But, I was able to throw together a good meal from the buffet! A little of this, a little of that…IMG 2867 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

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and A LOT of dessert!IMG 2869 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

This Black & White cookie caught my eye because it was so ridiculous. All the other desserts were small and this was HUGE! But, sometimes you need to eat a cookie the size of your face…IMG 2870 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

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I also dominated this piece of carrot cake. Ben pointed out that I always seek out carrot cake at bakeries and parties and buffets. Guess I didn’t realize how much I really love it!IMG 2873 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

From the state line it’s another 50 miles until you get to Las Vegas. I spent my time reading Mockingjay!!! Hooked.

Finally we got to our hotel – the Luxor. I stay here 9 times out of 10 because it’s cheap and a good location. Plus, I love LAX’s hip hop music on Friday nights!!

Aaaaaand 26 pounds of make up and spray tan later…IMG 2875 600x800 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

I think Ben approves? (We did a little pre-gaming in the room, obviously.)IMG 2877 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

Before going dancing we met up with some of the girls in town for the race. IMG 2882 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…From left it’s:

Skinny Runner

Me

Sarah from Once Upon a Lime

Janae Hungry Runner Girl

Aaron from Runner’s Rambles

Page from Twenty Six and Then Some

Emily from Sweat Once a Day

Cely from Running off the Reeses

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After a drink Ben and I headed to Gallery, but that was a bust so we ended up at LAX again. It’s kind of an old club now, but the music is always good! After a few hours of stuff we headed to the after party…IMG 2886 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

“Wow, this after party is dead…”IMG 2887 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

Luckily, we quickly realized we were in the elevator and just headed to our room IMG 2888 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

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Then, I realized I had my race bib bracelet on and should go for a run…IMG 2905 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…

IMG 2901 800x600 thumb Las Vegas Pre Gaming or Racing…I swear that was hilarious last night… Now not so much.

Today’s plans include carb loading, a filming thing with Chocolate Milk, getting my bib and more carb loading.

See ya later!

Comments

  1. Jonathan Thomas says

    Good luck Monica and i look forward to hearing how the race went. Your are truly an inspiration to all runners including myself :)

  2. says

    You look great in your dress! I want to steal that black and white cookie! And that pic of your hubs and Vegas is adorable!

    Ok? Done!

  3. says

    I love the little black dress! Very cute.

    I also love that cookie. Giant desserts are my favourite..which is why I own giant cupcake tins, bake cookies that take 20 minutes to cook, and love Starbucks’ giganto cookies. I swear I only ate one…

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