Saturday, 17 January 2009

Sunny Arizona changes everything!

I left Denver this morning thinking I was not going to run this race.  I have been sick for 10 days.... bla bla bla.  The plane was full of racers.  It was fun.  I told someone who worked for the airline that it must be a light load with all those skinny people! (well, except for me.)  He told me about a flight to a bowling championship - they had to split it up because of all the bowling balls!  (well, and bowlers aren't known to be stick thin).

So, then I got on the light rail to go to the expo.  Still sitting on the fence about this race.  When who would "fate" have get on the train and stand right next to me - but an 85 year old man who is walking the 26.2 on a fake knee!

Well, hell's bells!  I can walk & run my way through 13.1 miles.  Really.  I am not THAT sick.

I am so excited.  I bought a bunch of crap at the expo.  Gotta have a guitar shaped magnet for my fridge - and the shirt they gave me and the other one I bought isn't enough - I got yet another one.  And a hat!  So there!

I am psyched!

I am going to meet Lisa in a little bit!

What fun!

Thanks for all of your words of encouragement.

Oh, and it is really, really nice here.  


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Wooot! Have fun, Mary!!

Jess said...

Glad you're excited now! Have fun!

Joe said...

Race day is magic...looking forward to the report!!

J~Mom said...

So glad you had a great day!!! So much fun to meet you!