Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shut Up and Run Is Famous! Well, At Least for 15 Minutes.

A good day. Oh, yeah.

Last night I pitched a tent out on the driveway so I could catch the paper when the delivery dude threw it at the house. Well, not really, but I did go outside first thing at 6:30 a.m., pre-run, to grab the paper and found this on the front of the Life Section…..

timescall(Nice heel strike, huh?)

And, a great article about me and the Shut Up and Run blog…check it out online HERE unless you want a personal copy. I’m going to 7-11 to buy them all.  I might also pick up a Slurpee and 1/3 lb. Big Bite. Wonder if I still get an employee discount from those two shifts I worked that summer at the beach.  Breakfast of champions. Talk about massive dumps!

I love that the phrases “runners mess their pants” and “take massive dumps” can be found within the first few paragraphs of the article. I am nothing if not authentic. I am shocked our local paper would print the word dump if it wasn’t in relation to a truck or a cake (ever heard of dump cake? Despite the name it’s really good). Our little paper might only have a circulation of 21,000 but I’m not complaining.

Today is also the day I interview Dean K. by phone. I busted out a quick 8 miles this morning to calm the nerves. Not sure why I’m jittery. He’s just a man, right? Not a god or something. I keep telling myself to imagine him in his underwear like I learned on the Brady Bunch (remember the Driver’s Seat episode where Jan is nervous presenting in front of people, and Mike gives her the advice to picture them in their underwear?).  But, then I get all frazzled again because it’s Dean in his underwear. Need I say more?

Stay tuned later this week when I’ll post the interview!!

Don’t forget my Take the Pain Away Giveaway!

56 comments:

  1. First things first - congratulations. I expect you will have much more than 15 minues of fame.

    That said, I fear I will no longer be worthy enough to read your blog. Oh well, at least we'll always have Poop University.

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  2. Great article, I love that you referenced poop but it was also so much more. I love reading because you're real and also real funny. I can't wait to read your interview with Dean.

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  3. PS Super bad ass picture, you're hardcore, like a ninja...in hot pink!

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  4. Awesome article and pic. CONGRATS!

    Good luck and have fun with the interview. I can't wait to hear about Dean's bathroom habits!!

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  5. Congrats on the article. Good luck with the interview today!

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  6. Awesome story Beth! I love that you stayed true to yourself :-)!
    Good luck with the big interview today!!

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  7. Woohoo! That is awesome! You look amazing by the way in that picture! Congrats on making it into the paper! :)

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  8. freaking rad! Your legs look fantastic!!!

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  9. I saw Dean K running on a treadmill several years ago at a marathon expo. Wow. He is fast, tight and just like a machine. he is not skin and bones either, but a tough guy.

    Good for you making your paper!

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  10. Great article and picture. It's also good to know you have "piercing blue eyes", that's not something I would've been able to tell through my computer. :) Seriously though, way to go you!

    Can't wait to hear how your Dean interview turns out. Good luck!

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  11. Oops, it was "penetrating blue eyes", that's even better. :)

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  12. Just found your blog! Love it! Great post and what an amazing pic! :)

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  13. heading over to read it now! congrats!!

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  14. It should probably be Dean interviewing you.

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  15. Woo hoo! I bet Dean will be more nervous than you. ;-)

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  16. Aw! You are like famous and stuff. That rules! Tell Dean we say hi!

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  17. Great article, congrats! I especially liked the part about your son telling you to run with your heart!!

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  18. Loved the article!! Also, I just teared up at your son telling you to run with your heart.

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  19. YEA!! Congratulations on the 15 minutes. :)

    That actually is an awesome photo. I love the intensity on your face. The shades totally work. Don't worry about the apparent heel strike. Any kind of downward slope can cause that, and you really can't tell a heel strike until you see the foot actually hit. And in big heeled shoes, its hard not to hit your heel first anyway.

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  20. Love the pic, and congrats on the article! too cool!

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  21. awww, great article! woohoo! and nice pic too!

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  22. That is a great photo! And well deserved 15 minutes.

    Thanks for the mental image of Dean in his underwear...I wouldn't get any work done now! ;-)

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  23. So Cool! The pic is GREAT! Congrats!

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  24. Great article! I enjoyed reading it. And what a great pic - looks like being stalked by the papparazzi - I mean the newspaper photographer worked well.

    Dean in underwear? SRSLY, how am I gonna work the rest of the day with that on my mind? Sigh.

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  25. Congrats- what a great article and wow that pic is great - you look FIERCE! love it. I didn't know you had only started running in 2009; jeez; you are impressive! Good luck with Dean - can't wait to hear all about it! Wow!

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  26. congratulations! great article!! the first sentence is just so you!! loved it! very exciting! great picture too! you look so intense!

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  27. YAY
    for
    YOU!

    You were already famous to me. :)

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  28. Damn, that is one awesome hardcore photo of you - I guess when you're stalked on a run, you turn into a total badass, eh? :) Great article - and I can't wait to read about the interview with Dean!

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  29. Amazing!! Congrats on all the success. :)

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  30. Great article! You are awesome!

    And I can understand being nervous. Whenver I have to interview a "celebrity" of any level for an article, I get so nervous. Don't sweat it though. Two minutes into the interview you'll be cruising and calm.

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  31. Wow, nothing seems to be misquoted. That's impressive.

    Love the photo of you. You definitely need to enlarge and frame it. Or perhaps a billboard, "Welcome to Beth's town."

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  32. Very impressive...respect! Nice photo!

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  33. Rawr, SU&R (my acronym for your blog, obvi) is lookin' hott! D & his underpants better be ready ;) Good luck today!!

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  34. Hm, I meant *DEAN*, not D. You knew that.

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  35. That is an AWESOME pic! And yes, great heal strike!

    Hahahaha! That called your cheetah skirt a skort! Am I the only one that found that funny? Good luck with Dean!

    Oh, and just getting caught up - but I swear, trail races are the best! Once you get back from pacing Dean you have to sign up for one! They are so exhilerating!!

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  36. Congrats!!! And good Providence on the interview!

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  37. I hope the interview is/went well!!!! :) i love that pic of you!! i told you! your FAMOUS!

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  38. Whoa! You look great in that pic! Great article too. I love the part about your son :)

    Can't wait to hear how the interview with Dean went!

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  39. Yea, Beth! You "just" knocked out 8 miles, huh? I suffered through 8 miles last weekend and wondered how I ever thought that distance (or anything beyond) was easy. Running after having a baby is a lot of work! Can't wait to hear about your interview!

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  40. Holy CRAP that's awesome!!!!! Love it!

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  41. That's a great article and you look very fierce in that pic!! Looking forward to hearing about your interview with Dean!!

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  42. Fabulous photo - and article! Congrats!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  43. So cool!!!

    BTW, thanks for posting about Melinda Neely's book a while back. I responded to her post, and she's including me in her work!

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  44. AWESOME.....and, I love the picture. You look like a hardcore runner (and you are) :)

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  45. Way to go! You are famous :) The pic is awesome!

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  46. sooooo cool!! loved the interview too, you definitely have now been rewarded for being such a great runner and inspiring blogger!

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  47. how cool! enjoy your 15 minutes!

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  48. Congrats on the article, cover girl! And congrats on being authentic...it's why we all continue to read.

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  49. 20,000 hits monthly? You're BIG TIME, mama! And your picture looks freakin' bad. ass.

    Who'da thunk you could get famous by talking about poop (and other things)? Maybe I should be calling you Mrs. Whipple . . .

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  50. Can I have your autograph?

    BTW - what is a big bite? I like the sound of it.

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