Well folks, today is my Friday. Hallelujah!
As I normally do a thankful Thursday, I think we all know what I am thankful for today. It’s my Friday AND I leave for Chicago tomorrow, duh!
As I mentioned, I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow morning at the butt crack of dawn. Thank God for Mom’s who live close to the airport and get up early anyway!
Just for fun I thought I’d break down the players in my little trip to the Windy City.
I met the Redhead when I lived in Orlando and we worked together. I had started getting more serious about running at the same time she did. Word got out that we both ran and we paired up for some post work running. And by running I mean like oh 2 to 3 miles of dying. And well here we are now. She is now one of my closest friends and the fact that she “gets it” only makes me love her more.
I am probably going to hop in with the Redhead at about mile 22 or so. Here’s hoping I can find her. AND here’s hoping those few miles I run with her aren’t a sprint for me. We all know how speedy she is.
I told her she’d be on pace and I can provide as much comic relief/support as is needed. I know she is going to do amazingly well and am so happy to be there for her. She’s been a rock for me lately and is always there to listen. And joke. And cry. And joke and cry some more.
Here’s to your first marathon Boo!
Speedy Jess joined the BRA a little after I did. She got wind of the fact that we have some amazing coaches and took them up on their offers to help. She is one of the most dedicated runners I have ever met. She’s always got a smile on her face and is so extremely positive. She makes a mean cupcake and she loves cowboys…so if you know any…
She’s shooting for a BQ and let’s be honest here peeps, she is going to get it. I can’t wait to see her coming down the final stretch. I am sure between me, her, and the Redhead we are going to need some Kleenex.
Ok so I met Gatorate way back when I did that hash. You all remember my infamous hash story right? No? Fine. Click HERE. I would tell you his entire hash name, but well, it’s not exactly PG rated.
Gator recently started coming out to more BRA runs and I really enjoy him and his girlfriend, Nautical Girl. They have great senses of humor (as most hashers do) and I wish him the best of luck in Chicago!
Bloggy Friends and More
In addition to the above I am hoping to meet bloggers from Running Spike, Irish Cream, Run on Sentence, Fair Weather Runner, Tom from the Runner’s Lounge, Pretaporterpb, AND A Viking Running. (The Redhead has coordinated all of this via Excel spreadsheet. Gotta love Type A’s!)
I also get to meet some of the Redhead’s fam. I can’t wait to meet her cousin and hit the town.
That about sums it up. I should be back to a computer by Monday evening. I don’t know how you all are going to make it without me for that long either and I without you all. But rest assured this trip is going to make for some great blogging.
Pictures – lots of pictures. And hit Goose Island. Tell them Jamoosh sent you!
Happy Friday – today is my Friday too, but I take the GMAT tomorrow. Yikes.
Ya'll have a fantabolous time in Chicago – I'm super jealous!
Have a heck-uv-a time in Chi Town!
Have an awesome time! Can't wait to read all about it. Very cool about you and the redhead.
Have fun! You have a great gang going up to Chi-town so I know it's going to be a blast! I'm jealous, so jealous 'cause I want to meet and run with you all! Haha!
Take careful notes 'cause we want to hear all! Some pics and photos wouldn't hurt either…
Have a rockin' weekend!
Your post made me sappy… (what's new) Love you Boo and (for the 10 zillionth time) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING!
Look out Chi-town HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YAY, YAY, YAY!!!! SO excited for you ladies – Redhead is going to love having you there – and I really hope you can find her and run the last few miles with her. Have a blast! I can not wait to hear about the trip!
Have a safe, FUN trip! Can't wait to hear about it.
Awww, I have little goosebumps reading your tribute to Redhead. Love it!
Have a WONDERFUL time! She's lucky to have you there! Bring her home!
You guys have fun!!!!! WOOHOO!
have a ton of fun in the windy city! I cant wait to see the photos 🙂
You are an awesome friend! The Redhead is very lucky! So excited for you both!
I am jealous, too! I want to run and meet bloggy peeps! I think I may have to hire you for my next big race to come and cheer and support – you are doing an awesome job!
Enjoy it! Lots of pics like Jamoosh said!
Photos! Photos! Hot dogs! Photos!
have the best trip ever!
Hope you have a blast in Chicago with the Red Head!!! Can't wait to hear of your adventures! Have fun and be safe and congrats on your niner, I've been out of the loop and I'm just catching up, glad you are getting your groove back!!!
Have a great time!
Have fun and I'll just re-read all of your older post! Yeah sure, NOT!
Have a blast in Chicago, happy cheering and running!
have fun in Chicago!!!!
I can't wait to read about your fun in Chi-Town!! Good Luck and safe fun travels!!
I hope you have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!
Have the best trip! And you have to love a Type A (capital A that is) friend! Take great pics.
No telling when I will get up there Friday. We're supposed to have some severe weather, and there's the problem of coordinating our posse. Multiple parents, multiple kids to get to babysitters, etc…. Hope to see people though.
how nice are you, going to hop in and run the last few miles with Red! next time, she can hope in and help you finish.
can't wait to meet you!
Have a great time in Windy City and help out the runners!
Man! It is like blog worlds colliding!! I am super jealous! It totally makes me wish I was running Chicago now! What is your plan for finding the Redhead!? Are you going to sit on the Mile 22 sign or what!?! Good luck!! I CAN NOT wait to read all about it!!!!
Aren't running friends the BEST? Have a great trip!
Hope you have a blast! Eat some pizza for me lady. : )
Have a great time in the Windy City!! Can't wait to hear the report after the marathon. 🙂
I am super late to the party on this one, as it's already over, but I just got time to go back and read the blogs I missed while in Chicago. You are the sweetest! Thank you for the kind words and vote of confidence. More importantly, did anyone respond to the cowboy question? Anyone? Anyone? Ha ha!