Friday, June 8, 2012

Invisible Fluids

I am doing it up right on race eve, drinking wine from a plastic cup in a bare bones hotel room. But, the bedspreads are really nice and I’m sure they don’t have any invisible fluids or germs on them.

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Oh, and there is cake. Yes, I do have expensive taste in wine.

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The drive here was hideous and ugly. I made Joie drive while I ate Dots.

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We got into town and went to pick up our packets. In lieu of a cool race shirt or water bottle or thong, we got socks. And not just any socks. Ugly socks.

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We went to dinner and heard some guys sing songs I haven’t heard since before I started my period (Feeling Groovy – Simon and Garfunkel).

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I laid out my race stuff, still undecided about my final outfit choice. Sam asked why I packed like I was going away for 95 days and I told him I like to have selection when it comes to clothing options. Sue me. BTW, I am your mother and I sure as hell don’t have justify my behavior to you, young man.

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After dinner, we drove around and saw a huge forest fire burning pretty darn close to where we will be running tomorrow. I am hoping I can cough up black phlegm afterwards.  Makes for a good party trick.

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Trust me. That is smoke. Not a really cool cloud. Off to bed. See you on the other side of the race!

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24 comments:

  1. This sounds like a conversation between me and my husband. "That's a smoke cloud," I say. "Nah, it's just a low-lying cloud," he'll say. Sure, not another cloud in the sky, and this one just happens to be hanging really low and skirting the dry, grassy ridge....

    Have a great race (with or without black phlegm).

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  3. Good luck with your race! Seeing you with a glass of wine and your stuff laid out for race day makes me feel so much better...I raced in the San Diego RNR last weekend and I'm sure my BF thought I was a little crazy getting everything ready for the race (hey - he didn't wake up at 4 AM!!!). :) Love your blog!!

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  4. Love your sense of humor! Hope you have a fun race tomorrow...sure is beautiful!!!

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  5. Good luck tomorrow!

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  6. I kinda like the socks....
    Good luck with the race!

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  7. Love the socks, they are wickedly hideous! Good luck today.

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  8. funniest pre-race post ever. The socks are hideous… best line of the post:

    "We went to dinner and heard some guys sing songs I haven’t heard since before I started my period (Feeling Groovy – Simon and Garfunkel)."

    Have a great race!

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  9. You are right. Sox are very ugly. I laughed so much reading this post. Reminds me od some of the places I've stayed in when doing away races. I love that you are enjoying wine too! Good luck with your race.

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  10. Good luck to you and Joie! I can't wait to hear how it went. I am sure you'll do great. I love cheap wine before a race!

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  11. I'm the same way, I needs lots if options for race day. You just never know. Have fun & a good race!

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  12. Socks are a nice change ! Even if crazy ugly. 8)

    Have a great race!

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  13. I just gotta say I love your blog & your style of writing! You are hilarious! I hope you had a good run!!!

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  14. wine and cake seems like a pretty righteous pre-race meal to me. have a great one!!

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  16. Only socks?? Seriously? I heard on the radio today that Best Western is going to have their staff use black lights as part of their cleaning routine. I peel off the outer comforter every time I go to a hotel. I don't want to think of what may have been on there. Good luck on your race.

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  17. I a slightly jealous of your pre race night meal. Cake is always an excellent choice, no matter the day, time or place!!!

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  18. If I traveled more, I think I'd get one of those blacklight deals that exposes the presence of invisible fluids...except that might really gross me out. Perhaps ignorance really is bliss.

    Hope your run was outstanding :)

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  19. I am clearly going backwards here. Damn google reader.

    I'll pretend like I didn't read how you did already.

    Have a great race. You got this. Take it easy and don't trip over any roots or petrified mountain lion poop.

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