Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finally Here

Finally I am in Boston. Land of the magical marathon. There are one too many people sporting their marathon jackets and walking around with an air of, "I'm hot shit, I'm running the marathon." Well I am hot shit too. I took four, yes four, dumps on the airplane (sorry Southwest). Ken even asked if I was the one who left the residue in the airplane toilet. Yes sir. Proud of it. OK, so I did order a jacket. It's just not here yet. I will wear it in the airplane bathroom next time.

It was a long day that started at 3:20 a.m. The kids are asleep while watching Wizards of Waverly Place and room service hasn't even arrived. Guess I will have to eat all the grilled cheese and fries with a side of club sandwich. All by myself. It is the cross a mother must bear.

So, we got here at about 2pm. It is freaking freezing. Freezing as in my tit froze off and I can't run a marathon with this kind of wind and cold. We went to lunch and the kid at the next table had a seizure. That may not be a good sign for the race. It freaked Emma out and she couldn't finish her lunch. One very bright spot was the hotel told me I had a package. Guess what? Shart brownies from Jason with the sweetest and best note ever. I am one lucky girl. My hope is that shart brownies make you shart because I do really want to soil my skirt on Monday. Skirts were meant to be soiled. That is my new bumper sticker.

We headed to the happy hour at Champions and it was so packed I could not find one blogger amongst the whole drunken bunch of soccer and hockey fans grabbing my ass. Finally, I laid eyes on EMZ and her husband because their heads nearly touch the ceiling at any given time. And I got to see Morgan and Aron, very cool too. I also met Charlyn and her dad - you may remember she is one of the ones who won the Boston Marathon entry giveaway on my blog. She wanted to surprise her pops at the start line, but he is just neurotic enough he looked himself up; several times and found her name. So great to meet them both.

Room service still not here.

Today's diet has been the perfect pre-marathon training meal of beer, wine, goldfish, pizza and bar snacks. Oh well. Bring on the crapping of the pants on Monday. Inevitable

Tomorrow is expo and rain. I am sleeping in and there is a Dunkin' Donuts across the street I must visit.

Later,

SUAR

39 comments:

  1. here's to hoping for no wind on monday morning and that you can rest tomorrow. Great that you did get to meet a few bloggers!
    is the food there yet?! :)
    Cheers!

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  2. Good Luck SUAR! I have found you to be a great inspiration! Have a great poop and can't wait to share one with you... race that is!

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  3. Sooo stoked for you runner girl you! How fun to get to meet some of the blogger peeps!

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  4. Beer is the perfect "carb load". Seriously. Have a super awesome fun time!

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  5. Good spirit SUAR!! The crap Gods are with you.

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  6. Ah, welcome to New England. You just never know what the weather will bring. But that's only something you learn by growing up here.

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  7. Glad to have you on this side of the continent! Get some good rest and have fun at the expo. Shitty weather tonight, isn't it? Yeah, spring in New England. Dunk's = best coffee evah.

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  8. Have the best time!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  9. oh you have me laughing as usual. I love that Charlyn's dad found her by looking for his own name. Too freaking funny! Who needs that tit anyway...especially if you buy a Handful bra...I'm telling you...freeze the other one off and buy a handful bra and you'll be all good! When I ran it 7 years ago it was 80 degrees...hot! Crazy how it changes every year. I'm soooo wishing I could be there this year and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see how you all do. Have the best time Beth! Soak it all up...You're there!! So fantastic!

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  10. how very cool that you met EMZ and her man!!! Damn room service :(

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  11. Here's hoping you don't poop yourself on Monday. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  12. Four dumps on the plane? Atta girl! Some people write books about 4 hour marathons. Others write about ultra endurance (Yes I'm still trying to win that damn book. I'm broke from registering for Bolder Boulder and Horsetooth Half this week.) You should write a book about marathon dumping. And if you ever get a shut up and run skirt to match that shirt it should be brown. Or... yellow with brown spanks underneath.

    Praying for the sun to break through on race day!

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  13. HAHA! your posts always give me such a good giggle...good luck tomorrow!

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  14. I hope the marathon gods will bless me by letting me run into you at the expo. Maybe you should just set up a SUAR booth just to make it easier :)

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  15. Ok, your 'tummy troubles' stress me out!! I will be sending out stellar race vibes to you on Monday...regardless of how your insides behave! Have an amazing race, Beth!!

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  16. Wishing you wonderful marathon conditions... from weather to bowels :)

    I know I don't need to remind you to HAVE FUN!!!!

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  17. I'm happy to see that you have decided to embrace the pants-crapping. Why bother resisting??

    AWESOME that you got to meet some of those bloggers (and vice versa). And how sweet is Jason with the brownies!!

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  18. I have a feeling you will run great tomorrow. Good Luck and enjoy the ride :)

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  19. Good luck SUAR! In my head I have images of you singin "We wear Shart skirts! Dare wear shart skirts" LOL Isnt that "short skirt" ditty an old commercial or am I showing my age?

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  20. good luck suar. Time to just enjoy the moment!

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  21. What a great surprise from Jason! Yikes about the weather though. Good luck on Monday and just enjoy being there!

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  22. Yay for finally being there! How exciting!!
    That's so cool that Jason got you shart brownies! Here's hoping the cold and rain will go away before Monday!

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  23. Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  24. How awesome! NIce brownie surprise too, that rocks!
    :)

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  25. There is Dunkin Donuts on every corner - don't feel the need to rush to the first one you see. Jason's a doll, enjoy the donuts and from what I hear, the weather is suppose to warm up by tomorrow. That wind however, bleh! Just hover behind someone tall :).

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  26. I'm hearing some anxiety behind this post...relax--you can do this and do it well. Monday's weather should be perfect. And there are lots of port-o-pots along the way. ; )

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  27. Hoping the conditions turn in the runners' favor in 24 hours! Sharting is okay especially if it is Jason's brownies helping you along. :)

    I hope you have a fabulous experience Beth!! You've certainly earned it!!! Think how far you have come in such a short time!!

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  28. It wasn't until the last two paragraphs that I realized we might be related. Anyways, have a great time and please, run like you stole something.

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  29. Ahhh, my two favorite topics: Crapping and Dunkin Donuts. Since Boston is the DD capitol, there's several discussions online of how many DDs there are on the route! http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/races-places/boston-marathon/dunkin-donuts

    Supposed to be good weather tomorrow! Have a fantastic time! Please get the family to the North End for Italian food, so you can crap that out on the flights back : )

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  30. Hope you enjoyed your DD this morning and it better stop being windy for you!!! I AM SO SO EXCITED for you and you are such a huge inspiration and you give me hope that I will be out there again!! Can't wait to read your recap!

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  31. Isn't it true that crazy days before a race mean that the day of will go just as planned? Enjoy being there and kick ass tomorrow!

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  32. You won't have to worry about pooping in your pants during the race. It's real cool that you met up with some blogger. Have a blast and and good luck tomorrow.

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  33. My phone is charged and I just took another look so that I make sure I am on the unlimited Text Messaging plan because I am going to be stalking you all along the way.

    You got this. You earned this. You will be golden....and brown I guess!!!!

    Yee-Haa!

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  34. Heck yeah order a jacket! You so earned this - enjoy it.

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  35. Thinking of you, hoping for moderate weather, and wishing you the BEST tomorrow! ♥

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