Thursday, September 13, 2007

Good Morning, Philadelphia!

I'm on my way out of town to my very last (OK, truth be told, my very first) Parent's Weekend. OK, well, I have gone to them before, I just skipped all the parent stuff. Kind of like when I was in college, and skipped all the student stuff. Hmmm. A pattern unfolds.

So, Number One Daughter and I decided we didn't want to drop $60 on the parents breakfast on Sunday. Instead, I dropped $60 on the Philadelphia Half Marathon, for which I am woefully underprepared, but which my trusty coach reminds me is just a TRAINING RUN for my REAL race, the Army Ten Miler on Oct. 7. I'm going to do my best to try and enjoy the day.

NOD did say she'd meet me at mile 12 and run me in. I am SO LOOKING forward to that you can't even imagine.

Wish me luck!

SHOUTOUT: To E., who is doing her first Olympic-distance triathlon this weekend on Long Island. Good luck, and I'll be thinking of you Sunday!

See y'all on the flip side. Cue theme from Rocky.


Laurie said...

A 13.1 mile race is a training run for a 10 mile race!? Something just seems so wrong about that. Perhaps a new coach is in order ;)

21stCenturyMom said...

Go Jeanne! Have a great race.

norabarnacle said...

Have fun and flip the city upside down with your running awesomeness!

Susan said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear all about it, Rock!

Phoenix said...

Have a great race/training run!!

Bex said...

Good luck in Philly! Eat a cheese steak for me. I'll call you later today.

peter said...

Good luck on Sunday, Jeanne. Remember, the steady pace wins the race.

m said...

Go girl. Too bad I made plans for Sunday or I would train up & cheer you on! Checked out the race course. Pretty flat and historic. The Continental has great martini's btw.

Running Jayhawk said...

Awesome way to spend a parents weekend! And you get to share the final mile with NOD! May your feet be swift and legs be mighty!!

Monica C. said...

WOW! You just signed up on a whim for a HM. Since I am running my first HM in a few months, I'm definitely inspired! Have a great run!

Nibby nabby noopy said...

Good morning Philly
"Not Born" says hello
You twinkle above us
She tinkles below

Good morning Philly
I'm demented and wrong
My NOD and me as we sing
Our early morning running song

Gliddy glub gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy
La la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba
Le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla
Nooby abba naba
Early morning training song

hamlet shmamlet!

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How'd your run go? Philly sounds great. The Museum of Art? Wow.

WannaBe5Ker said...

I'll be there, too!!!! I suspect that I'll be running far behind you...

Maybe I'll see you in Philly!!! :-)