Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holy Sh*t

16 and hours counting until:

  • One prop plane
  • 15 minutes of climbing
  • 15 minutes of praying
  • 17,500 feet
  • Me crying
  • Me trembling
  • 1 open airplane door
  • 1 instructor strapped to my back
  • 1 strong push light shove out the door
  • 1 minute of free falling at 130 mph
  • 4 minutes of serene and calm parachuting over the Rockies
  • 11 friends and family waiting on the ground
  • Me kissing the ground, or maybe making love to it
  • 1 very major fear – CONQUERED!

Will I chicken out? Stay tuned.

And…a big shout out to Devon and Outside PR. She kept Ken and the kids entertained while I ran with Dean Karnazes for over four hours last month. During that time, Sam mentioned how he wanted to try the new mandarin orange GU (hint, hint). Fast forward to this week when Sam received a large FedEx envelope overflowing with orange GU and various flavors of Chomps including the new watermelon! Also this note (sorry, it got ripped in all of his 12 year old boy excitement, but you can figure it out):


Outside PR rocks!

Pray for me.


  1. Oh don't chicken out! I went sky diving (a couple times!) and it is the biggest RUSH of your life!!!! :)

  2. Awesome. I love it when big people remember the little people (well, not so little but you know what I mean).

  3. Its going to be awesome!! Go jump out that plane and enjoy the crap...well, maybe not crap, out of it!
    Did the chomps come in watermelon flavor? are they good?

  4. what?!?! there's nothing in your list about pooping your pants out of fear? I do hope you're not having breakfast...

  5. Good for you!! Have fun!

    Devon is a rock star. Outside PR is really an exceptional group of people.

  6. I hope you do it, no chickening out! You are a brave brave woman.....not so sure I could do it. Good luck!

  7. Hopefully the 4 minutes of serene free fall isn't ruined by a bad smell from your pants.

  8. I'm sooooooooooo excited for you and SUUUUPER jealous!! HAVE A BLAST! And if you do crap your pants on the way down, that'll be the cherry on the top of your blog post about it ;)

  9. You are going to have so much fun! Just try to relax and enjoy the experience!

    That is so awesome about Outside PR! :)

  10. Everything will be fine. You'll pass out for a second as you hit free fall, but wake up when they pull the ripcord. The ride down after that truly is beautiful. At least that's how it happened the first time I jumped...

  11. have fun friend!!!!;-)

  12. I will seriously pray for you! ( I don't know if you're serious about that- but I will!!).

    Please don't make love to the ground. I'm pretty sure there will be a camera in the vacinity and it may be a decision you regret later.

    After all, it is MOTHER Earth. :)

    Happy free falling~

  13. if you die i'm gonna be kinda pissed: it's gonna be a pain in the ass to find a new blog.

    you keep going on and on about jumping after ken for the sake of your kids. ummm, hello?! more importantly, what about your followers?!

    [jk - i hope it's wonderful and fun and exhilirating!!! Have a fantastic trip!!! :D]

  14. You're awesome and brave. I'd chicken out!

  15. Good luck!!!!I will run my measly 6 miles tmorrow thanking my lucky stars I only have to run 6 miles and not jump out of a plane. :D

    You are so brave-- can't wait to hear all about it!

  16. you are wayyyyyyyyyyyy brave :) yay!

  17. You're being super brave! Maybe I would've done it when I was younger, but now- no way! Good for you!

  18. You're going to have a blast! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  19. Your blog is my go-to every Sunday morning as I drink my coffee (and every morning at work, when I should be working..whoops).

    I jumped out of a plane when I was 18. It was fabulous. The truth is ... once you're in that plane there is no chickening out. When you walk toward the huge gaping hole (the open door) you practically get sucked out. No turning back. Once your feet touch the ground, I promise you'll want to go do it all over again.

  20. So cool that they sent Sam a bunch of stuff. I bet he was excited.

    I can't wait to hear about your sky diving experience. Here's hoping you had great weather. ;-)

  21. You are a brave soul! omg.

    Awesome on the Gu stash! I just picked up my first mandarin orange at the race expo this weekend. I hope we get the watermelon chomps soon!