Sunday, May 07, 2006

Finally Running

So, I almost got to a) run with, and b) see Susan run and finish the Potomac half-marathon today. I say almost because, well, I'm an idiot. The race started at 7 a.m. I was up at 6, and got all geeked-out to "run her in" (ha!). I ambled on over to Alexandria, where the race was, but thought it odd that I didn't see ANY runners on the way down there, because I thought they were running north along the river (um, no Jeanne, that would be south. As in the opposite direction.). I parked at the start/finish, then realized I needed batteries for my camera, got back in the car, got the batteries, kept thinking the plan to meet Bex at 9 was flawed, rushed back to the start/finish line, which I almost tripped over (this was a small race!), asked someone did the race maybe start at 7:30? and that's why I didn't see any runners? But no it started at 7, and how odd, all the runners were coming in from the opposite way! I kept having the nagging thought that something was VERY wrong with meet-Bex-at-9-plan, but I am not so good at math. Good thing I wasn't running this, or I'd still be out there.

I saw a few people cross the finish line after almost missing it; the volunteers had to shout out to the runners to tell them where it was; I got to yell at a few bozos who were milling around on the path to get the hell out of the way (so fun to be righteous in the morning!) then I called Bex to try to find her. It was about 9 by then. I spinned around looking for Bex, and suddenly saw David (Susan's David, not the other one), and thought oh, he came in before Susan! But no, Susan was right beside him! So I managed to miss both of them doing any running, AND, despite the fresh batteries, missed both of them crossing the finish line, too!! $#!#&^!!!

But, enough about me. Susan's son and his girlfriend were there, and Bex as well, so we all went out for bagels, and then Susan and David hit the road to Fredericksburg. So go visit Susan RIGHT NOW to see how seriously she ROCKED THIS HALF!!!!

11 comments:

Mark I. said...

That sounds like something I'd do!

Pamalamadingdong said...

LOL
I have totally had days like that. ugh

angie's pink fuzzy said...

man, that sounds like my weekend!

Rae said...

LOL,that's funny! But at least you did get to see them!

Lisa said...

Oh, we've all done something very similar once or twice (or in my case, several times).

:)

psbowe said...

Been there and done something like that before, it happens. But you still got to see Susan and her gang, cool!

a.maria said...

nicely done m'dear! sounds like something i'd have done. at least you found them afterwards though!!!

susie said...

It was totally the thought that counted, Jeanne!! I ran faster just knowing you all were there...or would be there....well, you know what I mean:) Thanks a million. I've just downloaded the pics, and if I have enough energy, I'm going to post some.
Now, make sure you set the clock this Sunday, will you? I don't want you racing to get to the starting line:)

David said...

You need a handmaiden.

nancytoby said...

Thanks for stopping by and the recommendation for Elisabeth! I've been putting off lining something new up for her, without a real diagnosis yet, but I've got to start putting it into motion anyway now. I appreciate the recommendation!!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Ok, new race planner for you for Christmas! :D