Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trying to Find the Silver Lining


Today is a day of writing - blogs, articles and an adoption report for work. Yesterday I got an email from someone who works for the Denver Marathon offering me a media pass to the race this weekend for article writing purposes. I am scheduled to have a girl's weekend in Breckenridge complete with wine, hot tub, movies and massages, so I will have to skip the media pass in favor of boosting my mental spirits with two of my very best friends in the whole world (Jamoosh this is where you get all excited about three girls in the hot tub touching one another - I'll take a picture) .

I do, however, have a new article about the marathon in our great city of Denver.

The decision has been made - even though I cannot run the Rock 'n Roll in San Antonio, we will still be going for the event. Our whole family, including my parents, had already bought plane tickets and the hotel was booked. Ken (dear spouse) is running the half, as is my friend, Julie, who was supposed to pace me for the marathon. My parents have never been to one of my races and it meant so much to me to think about them, as well as my husband, kids and dear friend, being there to watch me cross the finish line and to hopefully obtain that coveted BQ. I will admit (selfishly) it will be tough to be the one on the sidelines. I am sure I will be thinking that it should be me out there running and meeting my BQ goal. I do think it is important, however, to sometimes put yourself aside and to cheer others on. After all, it can't always be about me, and shouldn't be. It's important to see the big picture and know that I will be back out there soon enough.

I did have a thought: maybe I could sell my bib to someone really fast and meet my BQ time. So unethical it makes me smile.

Hah, calm down, just kidding.

I want to run myself when I BQ. Just kidding. I can't even run right now. Just kidding. I can run but if I did I would hurt my foot worse and mess my pants. Just kidding. I would try to find a bathroom first. Just kidding. It would be more like a bush. Just kidding. My white ass would stick out of a bush. Just kidding. My ass is not that white. Just kidding. It really is. Just kidding, just kidding, just kidding.

Remind you of something?



Plus, no running means no crapping my pants. See how I find the silver lining?

17 comments:

  1. Oh joy. A bunch of drunken housewives touching each other. Stop me before I pee my pants...

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  2. That boot is hot! Just kidding! Hahahaha!
    Girls weekend away is way more important, especially if it includes touching! Just kidding! Hahahaha!
    You don't need anymore torture in your life, especially if you're still going to San Antonio. Good luck with all the writing, I am off to read your new article! :)

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  3. I love reading your articles! :)

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  4. oh, hey! you did ask me about what to do in good ol' san antonio! And my answer is: "I HAVE NO CLUE!" It's too far from where I live :) I know one thing - the marathon course runs by all the good things worth seeing, so I say you go drive it after all is done or the night before!

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  5. Have fun, girls weekends rock!

    Props to you on your fun article! I look forward to more.

    I will probably be the one to poop my pants this time....

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  6. Good for you going through with the trip to support your hubby and friends. It can be tough staying on the sidelines, but spectating is a lot of fun too. And just think... you can actually enjoy the trip without worrying about that whole marathon thing! ;)

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  7. You are too funny. Definitely give you props for going to the race anyway. It's going to be tough, but you can do it. You are tough. Just kidding. ;)

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  8. Nice silver lining :-)

    I hope you have a good time spectating!

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  9. man you are just a ray of sunshine with your non-poopy pants. I was thinking hell ya you still get to go on vacation, but poopy pants are important too

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  10. I totally know what you mean about it being hard to be on the sidelines when you want to run, that has been me for awhile now. At least you will get to be with your family and friends though. Have an awesome girls weekend!

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  11. Have a blast, these weekends are where the REAL memories are made! Sorry about missing the marathon but you'll make it happen when the timing is right!

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  12. Aw, it will be hard being on the sideline but you'll be back out there soon enough. Enjoy the day and think about how much the runners need you there cheering them on!

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  13. I like how your blog is a nice mix of running stuff, but also all the other things that make your life interesting. Good job and thanks for sharing.

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  14. As hard as it will be to be on the sidelines when you want to run, it will also be very inspiring and motivating. And your friend and hubby will appreciate it!

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  15. No way I would pass on a girls weekend in Breckenridge. Spectating is fun and hopefully you'll come away totally inspired. Plus it's good to think of others for a change :)

    Great video!

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  16. It is so, so hard to be an observer and not a participant. You are a champ! Very cool on being offered a media pass...but you're making the right weekend decision. You'll have other opportunities.

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  17. have a great weekend. forget about running for now, and enjoy your time with your friends. you'll be back in no time, back to chasing that bq!

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