Friday, July 23, 2010

The Post You Will Not Believe

Hold onto your panties. This is big. I still can’t believe it is happening.

I received one of the best invitations of my life yesterday.

On August 22nd I will be running the first stage of the TransRockies Run. It is a six day ultra run on trails spanning 113 miles and many mountain peaks. I will be sponsored by Gore-Tex and will run the first leg: 20 miles.

What’s the big deal, you may ask?

I’ll tell you what the eff’ing big deal is.

My running partner will be….

DEAN KARNAZES – ULTRAMARATHON MAN

Yep. The way this race works is that you and a partner run together all day. Outside PR, who does PR and marketing for Gore-Tex, has asked me to partner with Dean for this 20 miler. No, sorry, I’m busy.

YES YES YES!

Hope he isn’t offended by some farting on the trails and some trips to the bushes

Hope he can slow down and wait for me.

Hope he doesn't mind if I listen to my iPod the whole way (that’s a joke, the other two were not)

It is surreal.

Also – I am going to be a media member, which means I interview Dean before the race, then write about my experiences on the trail. Dream come true.

They are actually giving me his phone number. And email. “Hi Dean. It’s Beth again. What are you doing now? What are you wearing? Can I touch your abs on the trail?”

Giddy.

The future in a picture (credit to my dear son, Sam):

momdean I’m just a bit ahead of him

77 comments:

  1. Congratulations! As a blogger you should have a contest where everyone provides a question to ask Dean. Then you ask the winner's question and provide the answer in a blog post.

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  2. That is truly awesome ... and well earned. Congratulations!!

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  3. Holy Crap!!! Congrats!! He is amazing and yowzers those Abs!! I'm super excited for you and to hear about the whole process!!

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  4. Wow! That is just awesome! Woohoo! How exciting for you! :)

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  5. Congrats! It doesn't get much better that that! ;-)

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  6. Awesome! Cannot wait to read about this experience.

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  7. That is pretty awesome. I remember from one of his books that he likes to order pizza mid run - maybe you can work that in somehow

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  8. So, Sam is awake *and* photoshopping now? He's alive!! ;)

    No, seriously, Congratulations!! This is AWESOME!!!! Obviously. I'm sure he is no stranger so some runner-gas, don't worry 'bout that.

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  9. That's awesome, congrats! Dean is a huge inspiration, what a privilege to get to run with him! Can't wait to read about your experiences running with him.

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  10. Congrats! I can't wait to read all about it!

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  11. - absolutely - totally - freekin awesome. WOW - remember the little people - who knew you before you got famous.

    That is really great - so looking forward to all the prep.

    Congrat's

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  12. Of course you're a step ahead of him. I'd expect nothing less!

    That's SOOO flippin' cool! Congrats!

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  13. Oh Shut Up! You have got to be the luckiest person alive. I can not believe it. Gee running with such a running rock star, no pressure or anything! I think I'd be p**ping my pants from sheer nerves!

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  14. Congrats!! Can't wait to hear about your whole experience!!!

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  15. oh my GOD!! i knew you were a rock star and this just proves it. that is so awesome! we will be soooo excited to hear/read all about it and you better take TONS of pictures!!! WOW! congratulations!

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  16. Congrats!!! How exciting for you!!!

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  17. Awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  18. shut up! really?! that SO COOL! and very exciting. you are soooooooooooooooooo awesome :)

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  19. WOW!! That is awesome! Congrats and good luck!

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  20. I second Jamoosh's idea. Either way, I'll be thinking of questions to ask Dean...just like I always do.

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  21. OMG, OMG, OMG!! I agree, *giddy*

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  22. that is sooooo wonderful!!! You know we are all both jealous and beyond happy for you! Have an amazing time, take a bazillion pictures so we can live through you.

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  23. WOW! And I like Jamoosh's idea about the question.

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  24. WOW!! I can't wait to read all about it.

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  25. I had dinner with Jimmy Buffett once. Really and I was a Big Kosher Pickle on stage in Charlotte, NC back in 1992. So now you are running with a big pickle. Awesome.

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  26. Wow!!! How exciting and what an amazing opportunity. Can't wait to read about it.

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  27. That is freaking AWESOME!!! Congrats!

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  28. How freaking cool is that? Congrats!

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  29. NO FLIPPIN WAY! Cannot begin to tell you how jealous I am. He's gonna love being entertained by you as much as you love running with him, I'm sure.

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  30. That is SO cool! I would probably trip and fall on my face from staring at him too much... I'm just saying.

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  31. Wooowowwwwww!!! Congrats to you! Holy cow, I would want to touch the abs too, geeeminy christmas! And take lots of pics to share with us, even if they're secret squirrel pics of the back of his neck or ear or shoulder lol.

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  32. Whose butt did you kiss to get that gig?!! What a fantastic lifetime memory you're going to have. Congratulations.

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  33. Hope you wait for him, it would be hard to interview him if he was too far back.

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  34. Haha!! I love your post! And congratulations!! (also like the pic in which you are a tad ahead) lol ;)

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  35. Shut the front door!!! I actually JUST finished reading his book 50/50 and it was amazing. That sounds like an experience of a lifetime, congrats!!!!

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  36. What an AWESOME experience! I'm so thrilled for you and can't wait to hear all about it.

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  37. OMG!!! That is TOO cool for SCHOOL!! I love the scott/manda comment 'Shut the Front Door!' I'm stealin' that one man...

    go, go, go!

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  38. HOLY CRAP - that is so incredibly awesome...I can't wait to hear about it all!! And definitely post all the emails!!

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  39. That is so AWESOME! You're a rock star!

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  40. Awesome! You must have been scoring some serious credits with the Running Gods. Congrats!

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  41. Holy cow! That is SO cool. See if he will carry tp for you!

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  42. OMG! That is so friggan cool! Just watch out, he's a little shorter in person! Hahaha!
    I cannot wait to read all about this!!!

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  43. Wow! That is a big deal. Loved his book, should be a great experience.

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  44. holy shnikies, that really is big...how cool...love Dean, his book 50/50 has been a great inspiration for me...ask him how his body can endure such a pounding through so many miles....

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  45. You are a freaking superstar!! This is huge! I can't wait to read all about it :)

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  46. Oh my FREAKING GOSH!!! I am SOO SOOSOSSOSOOSSOOSOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO happy for you!!! This sounds like an amazing experience and i cant wait to follow your journey!!!eeeeee

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  47. ahhh this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what an awesome experience this will be!!! good luck with it...cant wait to read your post after this one! p.s. love the photo! kudos to your son!

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  48. Shut.up. How awesome is that?! I am seriously jealous. I can't wait to read all about it.

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  49. To make the picture more realistic, Dean should only come up to your shoulder - he's tiny!

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  50. NO FREAKING WAY!!! That is so awesome I don't even know what else to say, except NO FREAKING WAY!!!

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  51. That's the coolest thing ever!!
    And on my BIRTHDAY!!
    I'm sure that had something to do with your decision.

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  52. I was already envious of you.... WOW. I cannot wait to read all about your experience!

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  53. congrats that is so super rad. will you get some autographed undies or something for me?

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  54. Oh my gosh! This is SO SO cool! I am super excited for you and can't wait to read all about it!

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  55. That is AWESOME! Please touch his abs. :)

    Kudos lady, seriously. You do the blogging community proud. Cannot wait for the interview.

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  56. That is so cool, congrats. I can't wait to read all about it. Maybe you and Dean can bond over poop stories.

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  57. I read this yesterday on your family blog and I'm STILL in disbelief and oozing jealousy out of every orifice! Pure and utter craziness! CRAZINESS!! Congratulations!

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  58. You're so hilarious, as per usual, BUT OMG! That's awesome! I'm so jealous. What an awesome, awesome experience. way to go!

    And props to Sam for the photoshopping :)

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  59. That's awesome!! I'm super excited for you!

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  60. This.
    Is.
    Sick.

    Super excited for you and you completely deserve it! Cannot wait to read all about it!

    I don't think your husband would mind if you just happened to need mouth to mouth from Dean and some point during the run...

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  61. Beth that is soooo awesome! I am so happy for you!

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  62. NO FRIGGIN WAY! This is the coolest thing EVER!

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  63. Amazing. Amazing! x 1000.
    I'm SO excited for you. My thoughts would be exploding right now with everything I want to ask, I'm not sure if one sentence would come out clearly from my mouth.
    Beth -that is so great for you. Can't wait to see the write ups that follow your interview and run. Good for you. :) (x another 1000)

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  64. how freaking cool is this?? if you need a partner, let me know!

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  65. Congrats!! That is too cool. I am totally jealous!

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  66. Super cool, Beth! Congrats to you!!!

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