Friday, September 11, 2009

all the things. and chicago.

Oh goodness. I have a lot of randomness to share. First off, I'm close to being to my 200th post and my one-year blahgiversary. I have something in store for you, very exciting. Kristen the Running Lawyer can confirm because I told her all about it last night during our wine and chocolate tasting we were at. You know it's got to be good if we came up with it during a wine/chocolate tasting. Yeah. I had a good night last night!

Second. I can't believe it's been eight years since 9/11. I remember I was visiting my cousin in San Diego when we were sleeping and got a call from our mom's about what had happened. It was a creepy eerie day. And I had no way of getting a flight back home. It was a mess, but nothing compared to what had happened in NYC and DC. WOW. And what a resilient country we live in eh?

Third. I will be at the Chicago marathon. Clearly not running, nope but I will be volunteering! My cousins Brian and Rachel (the running rachel who i've posted about here and here) live in Chicago. And since I'm injured and can't run, and since our big trip got cancelled, I refuse to sit and feel sorry for myself. So instead I'm going to visit my super fun, beer brewing, dog loving, chicaco living cousins. We will be there for four days, one of which will revolve around the Chicago Marathon. So if you are running Chicago let me know and I'll look for you and cheer extra hard for my blahggie buddies. We will be at the Fleet Feet Aid Station at Mile 16.5 (i'm pretty sure).

Fourth. I go back to the doctor, MY doctor, this afternoon. I hope to have some answers, although I'm 90% sure I already know the answer. My guess is another stress fracture. But we'll see.

Fifth. Don't miss Tall Mom's Giveaway HERE!


X-Country2 said...

Fingers crossed for your doctor appointment. Have a blast in Chicago though. Sounds like a fun crew.

Ace said...

Well we still expect a race report on the fun volunteering at a cool marathon! Hope the doctor report surprises you in a good way!

busyrunningmama said...

I'll say a prayer for good ( or better) news at the Dr.!!

I would love to know how the volunteering goes, as I am just training for my first 1/2 marathon and a full marathon is nowhere near my thoughts, I would love to volunteer at one!!

Have a blast in Chicago and I wish you fast healing and a speedy recovery!!

B.o.B. said...

I am keeping you in my thought girl. Hope you get some good news today. It's awesome how you are keeping positive right now. I am going to use you as an example. Then I am going to drink and eat chocolate. Heh.

Have a great weekend!

And well said on 9/11.

Morgan said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go fine!

Please remind me when it gets closer where you'll be on the route... I would def love to be able to say hey as I make my way thru the station! Soooo awesome you're going to volunteer!!!

Indi said...

Sorry the trip fell through. But it sounds like it'll be a really great time in the windy city for sure. And here's hoping the doc's news will be way better than you think :-)
Tons of Hugs

Marlene said...

Mmm, wine and chocolate is always a good thing. Can't wait to find out what you have in store for us.

Good news on the Chicago marathon! That will be SO fun!

Good luck at the doc and have a great weekend!

tiffany said...

so excited to hear you are heading to chicago - what a great way to enjoy the marathon. wish i could carry your coffee around for you. sigh. miss you gazillions friend!

rachel said...


(i'm just a little excited. just a little.)

fill me in on the doc appointment so i can go to town planning a crutch or crutch-less fabulous 4 days! (although i'm pretty sure the bulk will consist of a lot of beer drinking...well, along with cheering on Chi-town marathoners!)


RunnuRMark said...

Sending positive thoughts your way. Sounds like a pretty cool trip...has to take a tiny little bit of the sting away from missing your race...maybe?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh Thank you for the PLUG!! I too am amazed that it has been 8 years, so much has changed for me and in the world these past years.

So I have one for you...guess if you dare...let's start with an EASY one :)

"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."

I dare you to somehow incorporate this quote into a future Bloggy post.

UMMMM anything that was devised with you and Kristin and Wine must be AMAZING!!

aron said...

sooo exciting about chicago!! good luck at the dr too!

Irish Cream said...

YAY! I am running Chicago!!! Cheer for me (I'll probably seriously need it the way my training has been going lately--yikes!)!! But seriously, good for you . . . you have such a great attitude. You'll have an awesome time in Chi-town--lots of beer and beef to consume! :)

Hope the visit with the doc goes well! My fingers are crossed for you!!

RunToFinish said...

hope you find out something good from the doc! You'll have fun in Chi-town, so good for you!!