Tuesday, December 8, 2009

giblet jog challenge 2009.

Ummmm, despite the fact that this was more than two weeks ago--the Giblet Jog Challenge '09 that is--and after announcing it I never posted about it again, your ever faithful and procrastinating FWR is going to post about it anyway.

To remind you, the GGC '09 was something the Running Lawyer, Running Worm and I devised back in September or so. It involved three girls, two cities and a 10 miler and 1/2 marathon. The best laid plans. In the end the Running Lawyer was the only one who could hack the full challenge, clearly she wins. The worm did a mini-challenge (which she PRd in both races, a 2-miler and a 5k) and yours truly, well... I was an athletic supporter. And a darn good one at that.

The Turkey Trot in the big Dub was the first race of the GGC '09. So the Worm drove down from KC and she, the Lawyer and I had dinner at my place... it was a darn good night full of too much food and wine. The next morning was the race so I bundled up, grabbed a searing hot mocha and my ever faithful spectating buddy Milo and headed to the race. Kristen did fabulously in her 10 miler and Ashley was so fast I didn't have time to snap her picture at the finish line, she got a hefty PR.

*it was like magic, us united all in one spot*

*me, the running worm, and faithful spectating champion of the universe, milo, at the turkey trot watching kristen after ashley's PR*

After the race we went our separate ways to get cleaned up, met for brunch and then all headed to KC for another night of fun, oh and of course for the Gobbler Grind which was the next day. We met up with our friends Indi and Trevor, saw New Moon (yes total guilty pleasure, don't judge) then went to dinner and gelato after.

*indi, myself, kristen and ashley at california pizza kitchen after watching new moon, poor trevor was "dragged" along--shhh i don't think he minded--it was a good night*

We all met the next morning bright and early, the Lawyer was running the 1/2 marathon and the Worm did the 5K. We had two additions to the group at the GG though, Indi ran the 5K and RunnurMark (i.e. running chicken, or any other related name you can think of....coughahem) was running the 1/2. So we all met up and I was again the athletic supporter (but this time i had good company in indi's husband trevor) holding stuff, taking pictures, and again drinking searing hot coffee.

*being the model spectator/supporter scouting viewing locations on the phone with the lawyers mom who was there as well, that bag on my back is full of everyones stuff, my hair was clearly enjoying the day as well*

Being the fabulous athletic supporters that we are, after Indi and Ashley finished the 5k we hopped in the car to drive the course and find the Lawyer, and find her we did. We were even sweet enough to drive alongside her while she chugged up a big hill all the while screaming and cheering at her, similar to a drunk at Mardi Gras. SHE LOVED IT. Maybe she didn't show it at the time, but we all know she did.

*point of fact, we were indeed yelling out the window, can you tell kristen is pretending she doesn't know us? well...she is*

Unfortunately, since we had only met RunnurMark for all of two minutes before the race, we didn't know him well enough to freak him out by yelling out of the car window at him....too bad for Mark. In addition to yelling for Kristen, since everyone around her was looking at us like we were lunatics, we started yelling random names. The best part? At one point we drove by some girl and I was all, GO LINDSAY (i had no idea who she was or what her name was) and she looked over and smiled at us, then kept giving us the thumbs up and waving. Who knew?! So congrats to random running Lindsay!

It looked like it was a fun race, it was a lot of fun spectating. Mark hit an amazing time, you can read about HERE, we missed his finish by just a few minutes, bummer. Kristen had a great 1/2 and Ashley (you can read her report HERE) and Indi PRd in the 5K.

*post race group shot, doesn't mark look petrified? we are terrifying. a bunch of kansas blahggy running nerds all in one spot isn't something to be taken lightly after all*

*post race jazz hands. no race is complete without them. too bad mark bailed on us early and missed this pricelessness*

After the race it was time for more food, so the fabulous GGC '09 weekend finished up with Chipotle and hugs. We are doing this again next year, the weekend was a huge success, we had so much fun. Hopefully next year I will actually be running that thing! If not, I'm so just getting a bull horn and chasing everyone around the course being ridiculously obnoxious. And maybe I'll dress as a chicken. Or a squirrel.


X-Country2 said...

Mark said it was a great bloggy meet up. Bummer I missed it. Looks like a great time!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

awesome spectator race report! Love the pics -- looks like it was a total blast

Anonymous said...

Looks like such a fun time! Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

The Sean said...

The athletic support is extremely important, sounds like you did a great job and a good time was had by all. And, I think that is the point!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like fun!

RunnuRMark said...

oh. shit. you didn't show me THAT one. I'm totally contacting WSU now.

And you were a great athletic supporter for the running cock. I would have been all over the place without you. much appreciated.

Morgan said...

Awww I love it! So cute!!! :)

Marlene said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend - especially all the eats & drinks. That's the true reason for running anyway, isn't it? ;)

Lacy said...

you make this sport so much fun. Can't believe I missed you AND milo at the TT. How'd that happen?
I might have to join the challenge next year. Sounds like we might get RunnerMark down here this spring though!
Fun Fun!

Marci said...

That looks like so much fun!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You look like a sports agent with your phone and latte.. I LOVE LOVE all the pictures. The best laid plans...UGH!!

Thanks for the FUN recap!

Ashley said...

I am TOTALLY laughing at the fact that you are the athletic supporter...and Mark is the Running Cock....cuz you know what THAT means! LOL

LOVE how you photoshopped the car pic with the arrows, the "Nerds," and the "Running Lawyer" in the spotlight bit - classic! I cracked out loud at work and got some dirty looks for that one!

The Petrified Pic of Mark = awesomeness on a stick. That photo shall be cherished. Even better - photoshop him into the jazzhands pic making that face. OR, just put a chicken suit on him. Man...so much can be done with that photo...

Yep, one of the greatest running weekends EVER. Looking forward to Groundhog!

Irish Cream said...

This = one of the best posts ever! I am so jealous I wasn't a part of it! It looks like it was a BLAST! Why don't the NYC peeps ever do anything this fun?! :)

MrsCJ said...

Looks like a fun time!