It's the Fredericksburg Blue-Gray Marathon! Which I fondly remember from the window of a warm car last year. I'm doing it
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????
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
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.
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!