Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I'm In! Again!

After some severe arm twisting, I decided against the $5 Dec. 1 DCRR Gar-Williams half-marathon, because why choose the cheap option when you can pay $30 more? And participate in a small race with fast runners? Oh, and did I mention this course is "rolling," a.k.a, "all uphill"???

It's the Fredericksburg Blue-Gray Marathon! Which I fondly remember from the window of a warm car last year. I'm doing it mostly primarily SOLELY so I can visit with the lovely Susie and David and see all the purty "It's a Wonderful Life" decorations that downtown Fredericksburg pulls out during the Christmas season. You'll remember this event from last year, when I did such a stellar job taking photos of Bex and Susie and David.

I told Susie I'd do it as long as she could give me some reasonable hope that I would not be last.

Here's how it went down:

me: do you want me at your place again, hogging the bed??? [ED.'s NOTE: Apparently all four of us shared a bed last year. ha ha, just kidding!]
what if i'm the LAST ONE IN????
oh well.
Susan: Yes, absoluele!
me: that would be a first.
Susan: Geesh, I can't type
You won't be...let me check the times. hold on
me: k
i mean, it has to happen sometime.
now is as good a time as any!
Sent at 5:44 PM on Sunday
Susan: I see some 2:36, 2:48....they don't have them by age group.
Besides, it doesn't matter, right? I'ts your effort. We would LOVE to have you come and stay with us [ED.'s NOTE: DOESN'T MATTER??! EASY FOR HER TO SAY!!]
me: ok, i'll take a look.
it doesn't matter! [ED's NOTE: I'm lying.]
like i said, it's bound to happen sometime.
might as well be now!
do they have water on the course? [ED'S NOTE: ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT...]
Susan: Now I'me excited again!! I have been so blah about this race. I think I'm tired of running in the dark and col...
Susan: Yes, they do. Last year, it was well staffed. The only pain in the ass is that HILL at the end
me: i well remember that hill.
Susan: I'll bet.
me: not the same way YOU remember it.
Susan: LOL

So she reluctantly sent me the finishers' list from last year.

After perusing it, all I can say is: Let's all hope that Paul H******* is running in a cast this year. That way, I'll be SECOND to last!

All I need is blueberry pancakes afterwards and I'm good.

Forewarned is forearmed, Susie. Or something like that!


Eileen said...

What a life you lead! You are free to run and tri wherever and whenever you want. You better hope Match.com doesn't find a handsome ball and chain for you.

21stCenturyMom said...

Just run every day - you'll be fine! I ran a 2:33 half marathon a couple months ago sans training so I'm sure you can do it, too. No prob.

LBTEPA said...

You're wonderful.
I actually didn't mean to hit that kid, it was an accident.

Laufenweg said...

OMG!! :-) awesomeness!!

Vickie said...

When is this race? Maybe I should do this too, then we can race each other to the finish for last. I really need that boost. I'm telling you, I don't think ANYONE has more last place finishes than me. Its sad to look at the results and see that a 75 year old woman beat you by over an hour! And did you check out those age group finisher times at NYC! Yet, I still do this stuff. I keep thinking maybe someday I might not be last!

Thomas said...

Excellent! Have you officially signed up yet?

Rae said...

Ha!! You are so funny! I doubt there is any way you are going to be last!

*jeanne* said...

Gar Williams is really a beautiful course, though. I've run it twice. Now I'm mainly a non-runner again. My running muscles are gone. Along with the sensation in my toes.